Healthy Foods and Proper Food Combining
Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words!
Healthy foods – when combined properly and used consistently – can have wonderful illness-prevention properties and may reduce bloating, gas, reflux, and other yucky symptoms!
I found a great site, Shape-Able.com. which elaborates on several kinds of foods that are best to address specific conditions. I encourage you to go to their site. However, I’ll share a few of their pictures (with permission) to give you examples. Then, you’ll know it’s worth the time to investigate more on their website!
I am not a nutritionist. Most of the classes I teach are about personal or professional development and other ways of being or becoming healthy. Examples include setting boundaries, self-care, stress reduction, meditation, working with chakras, “energy work” – like Reiki, and learning techniques for changing fears and limiting beliefs so that you can meet your personal and professional goals. However, I KNOW THAT “WE ARE WHAT WE EAT,” so I want to share this great information with you. If you want to know more about my specialties, see the Contact Us info at the end of this blog or email me at GetWellStayWell@outlook.com. Do yourself a favor, though, and see the healthy food info below first.
First! Nutrition Needs Proper Food Combining!
Remember, spices are food, too, and they have wonderful health properties; but I’ll talk about them some other time.
Ya Gotta LUV PBS!
I learned about food combinations, thanks to PBS, from Dr. Joel Fuhrmann, who wrote Eat to Live and who provides a cookbook of recipes. PBS featured Dr. Fuhrman in a talk called Food As Medicine.
But, here’s a nice list from The Living Proof Institute, where you also can learn more. The Institute provides the following insights.
“Here’s how food combining works: Each macronutrient (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) digests at a different speed and each requires different digestive enzymes to be broken down. If you eat foods at the same meal that have opposing digestive requirements, they’re considered bad food combinations. Bad food combinations can result in an intestinal backup, which can cause symptoms such as gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps.”
Put another way, when you combine certain proteins with certain carbs, your stomach goes to war with itself and YOU.
So, here’s the short list of Do’s and Don’ts from the Institute.
Best Food Combinations for
Absorption, Elimination, and Nutrition
- Eat Fruit Alone …
Pair Protein with Non-Starchy Vegetables …
Pair Starches with Healthy Fats and Vegetables …
Leafy Greens and Non-Starchy Vegetables Go with Everything …
Limit Liquids with Meals …
Spices, Herbs, and Citrus Are Neutral …
Minimalist Meals Digest Best …
Now, Let’s See the Infographics from Shape-Able!
This wonderfully educational series of collages is supplied by Shape-Able.
(Click on the little square “handles” at the corner of the images and, with your mouse, drag in a direction away from the images to enlarge them. I made them smaller here for you, so this post won’t take so long to load.)
The first goes with their article on the benefits of spinach for healthy eyes. I’m sharing just the first line.
Spinach for eyes
Spinach is one of the best dietary sources of lutein, which makes it a particularly important food for the promotion of healthy eyesight and the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Image via: ShapeAble
Our next example is:
Garlic May Help to Reduce the Risk of Hip Osteoarthritis
Some Condiments Are Healthy Foods!
“Consumption of a diet rich in allium vegetables, like onions, garlic, and leeks, could reduce risk of osteoarthritis of the hip.”
Image via Shape-Able
Let’s look at one more example.
The use of coconut oil is a complex subject, so I urge you to go to the site to learn more.
Image via: ShapeAble
Keep Learning About Healthy Foods!
These are just a few samples of all the wonderful information and images “out there” that can help you improve your diet and health. I hope you’ll explore these resources and more.
This information is provided only for educational and entertainment purposes and does not constitute medical advice. We do not diagnose or prescribe anything. The content is purely informational.
Always consult your health care provider before making medical decisions and with regard to what dietary components are best for you – particularly if you take pharmaceutical drugs, which may be interactive with food elements.
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