Turkey, potatoes and cabbage. Is this a good food combination or not?
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Following simple food combining guidelines can make a significant difference in your overall health and immunity. Ironically, food combining is one of the least talked-about strategies for healthy eating.
In my experience, it is simply a matter of biochemistry.
Different types of foods require different lengths of time for digestion, assimilation, and waste elimination through the body. I refer to these as food transit schedules.
The quicker and more completely that food is digested, the less waste (and toxicity) it will leave in the body.
Thus, following simple food combining guidelines will give us the greatest opportunity for nutrient absorption and will also provide quick-exit combinations for removal of waste from the body.
Different foods also require different types of digestive enzymes in the body. When we combine food properly, we get the most benefit from the enzymes that our body produces.
When we improperly combine foods in the same meal, some digestive enzymes are neutralized leading to a load of undigested food which dams up the G.I. tract.
The undigested food can cause numerous health issues, including “leaky gut,” inflammation, allergies, and an accumulation of serious toxicity in the colon.
Whether you believe in the concept of food combining or not, if you are having any type of health issue, especially in regards to autoimmune or digestion and elimination, you might want to at least consider the following guidelines.
These simple food combining guidelines are fairly easy for vegetarians and vegans.
Meat eaters find them a little more challenging, mainly because of the habit of combining starches and proteins.
Following these guidelines does not mean you can NEVER have spaghetti and meatballs or a turkey sandwich, if that is what you enjoy eating.
What I encourage my clients to do is to experiment with their own bodies and follow the 80-20 rule.
In other words, try to combine food properly for every 8 out of 10 meals, and give yourself some leeway for the other 2 meals.
Following these guidelines 80% of the time means that you will glean the many health benefits of optimal digestion and elimination without feeling deprived of your favorite foods.
And if you are skeptical about the validity of food combining, I challenge you to experiment with your own food combinations and pay attention to how you feel for several hours after each meal.
For example, if you eat steak, have the steak with only vegetables for one meal, and then a few days later have another steak with only a baked potato.
See if you notice a difference in how you feel right after the meal, how well you sleep that night, as well as how much energy you have the next day.
If you want to find out if you can combine fruit with other foods, the next time you go to a barbecue pot luck, have a piece of watermelon right before or right after your hamburger or hot dog and all the other stuff, then notice how you feel . . .
Then again, you might want to just believe me—I can assure you, combining fruit with animal protein is a bad combo.
Answer to the question below the image at the top of the page:
Eating turkey, potatoes and cabbage in the same meal is not a great combination. A better choice would be turkey, cabbage and a side salad for optimal digestion and nutrient utilization, and less chance for undigested toxic waste sitting in the gut.
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