BASIC RULES FOR FOOD COMBINING

 

One: Liquids alone, or liquids first and then wait.

Two: Do not combine dense, oily proteins with dense starches or starchy vegetables.

Three: Fruits alone (in their groups).

Four: Do not combine acid fruits with sweet fruits

Five: Melons alone (one variety at a time).

BASIC FOOD GROUPS

   DENSE/OILY  PROTEINS: Avocado, beans, nuts, peas, seeds, coconut, meat, fish, dairy, products.

   DENSE STARCHES & STARCHY VEGETABLES: Artichokes, beets, beans, peas, carrots, corn, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, hubbard squash, winter squash, banana squash

GREEN VEGETABLES: Celery, cucumbers, zucchini, spinach, peppers, sprouts, broccoli, spinach, leeks, chard, chives, collards, escarole, green beans, kale, lettuce, parsley, radish, rhubarb, turnip greens, watercress.

   LESS DENSE STARCH AND OTHERS: cauliflower, beets, cabbage, root vegetables, tomatoes, 

 FRUIT GROUPS

ACID FRUITS

citrus, plums, pineapple, strawberries, oranges, sour fruits

SUB-ACID FRUITS

apples, pears, apricots, cherries, grapes, peaches, papayas, mangoes

SWEET FRUITS

bananas, figs, dried fruit, prunes, persimmons

Poor:  ACID and SWEET

Fair:   ACID & SUB ACID

Fair:       ACID & SWEET

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