Do you know the winning food combinations for health? Are you sure your diet is correct?
Winning food combinations: why talk about them
Winning food combinations are very difficult to apply because they differ enormously from the lifestyle built up over tens of hundreds of years.
This fundamental discourse therefore begins with good news and bad news.
The good news is that the basics are very easy to remember. The bad news is that hardly anyone is really able to abide by these simple rules in full. In my opinion this also happens because the perfection of the mechanism of our body is in many ways unknown and incomprehensible to us and perhaps it will be so forever.
However, I hope that this is not seen as a disincentive, but as an input to try to improve every single day.
Why you don’t have to mix food
Each food requires a different environment in our digestive system. Proteins require protein digestion while carbohydrates require starch digestion. Dairy products require a very acidic environment, carbohydrates do not. That’s right, bread and cheese or milk and cereal just don’t match. The consequence is bad, incomplete digestion, if not total indigestion. Foods are not assimilated in the right way as one counteracts the assimilation of the other. The result is that the digestive system (our second brain!) takes a lot of energy to get rid of the waste it can’t process.
A mixed and shaken diet like ours:
- does not allow the full assimilation of nutrients; even if we eat “everything”, we are unable to absorb nutrients properly!
- terribly strains the digestive system and beyond!
Do not fall into the trap of thinking that damage to the organism stops at a given point and does not affect anything else: it is the whole complex of what makes up us that is affected. We are tired, in a bad mood, weighed down, helpless, suffocated by too much that gives us too little. Hoping that this does not generate chronic pathological conditions.
So, what are the right mixes?
I report below the basics from which to start. As mentioned at the beginning, a disciplined diet is very difficult to respect.
The macro categories of nutrients to consider are the following:
- starchy (carbohydrates);
The friendliest are vegetables, which are advisable to combine with proteins, starchy and fats.
I’m sorry to tell you instead that proteins, starchy and fats are not to be combined with each other but, in fact, each of them is excellent together with vegetables. Pasta with meat sauce and parmesan? Pleasant on the palate but not on the stomach!
What about fruit?
Fruit deserves its own paragraph, and do you know why? Because it is not a “side dish”, an unwelcome alternative, but for us it is a food worthy of a King! Fruit is to be eaten alone, as a single meal and far from other categories. It is also possible to take it up to thirty minutes before a meal, given its rapid (and natural!) digestion.
Fruit is divided into:
✓ semi-sour or semi-sweet;
It is good to keep in mind that too many fruits should not be mixed together. Taking three / four distinct fruits at a time should be a limit not to be exceeded. In addition, semi-sour fruit can be combined with sour and sweet fruit as well. Sour and sweet fruits, on the other hand, are not to be mixed. Melons and watermelons are the only fruits to be eaten each separately because they do not match any other category of fruit. If you really can’t do without it, consume melons or watermelons at least ten minutes before consuming any other fruit. Apples and pineapple, on the other hand, get along well with all other fruits, and also with other categories, without causing fermentation.
Winning food combinations: the conclusions and the pdf scheme to download for free
If you decide to abandon yourself to the game of the mix, I warn you: it is quite enthralling, it will not give you peace! However, I believe it is a fair price to pay if we wish to commit ourselves to improving our condition.
We have discovered that vegetables are our faithful ally, willing to accompany proteins, carbohydrates and fats. These three gentlemen, on the other hand, really don’t get along well with each other.
It is also established that we need to guarantee much more space for fruit during our days, because the King does not need an escort!
If this article has left you speechless, my advice is: a pause for reflection, a glass of water and my guide with the diagrams to download for free, after subscribing to the Newsletter!
See you at the next exciting menu!