View Full Version : Was this bad food combining? Banana Ice Cream + Walnuts?
05-31-2006, 12:19 PM
So I'm trying to get saavy on food combining, as I've always had a bit of a funky tummy--get bloated easily, etc. Sometimes I'm sure it's my food combinations, sometimes I think it might be because I eat too fast and don't chew my food well enough (green smoothies have certainly revolutionized my life here!).
So today, I had a bowl of banana "ice cream" and added some walnuts to it--is fruit + fat a no-no? I felt bloated (in my lower abdomen), and am wondering if that was it...
05-31-2006, 12:30 PM
Coud be.... I sure can't do fruit with nuts. I don't seem to have problems with eating certain fruits with veggies and greens but nuts are a big no no for me.
Although I have to say that eating nuts always causes problems for me no matter if I eat them alone or with other things.
Do you normally have problems eating nuts?
05-31-2006, 12:32 PM
I'm actually not sure if I have problems with nuts...guess that's the next experiment to try, huh?
Man, fine tuning your diet for optimal digestion can be a lot of work...and frustrating.
Thanks for your response faith4u.
05-31-2006, 12:50 PM
It's the fat in the nuts that doesn't combine well with sweet fruit (like bananas). Fruit is best to eat alone (one type without anything else except green leaves). Hope this helps!
actually i get somewhat gassy with banana ice cream...alone too. the nuts may have made it more difficult. Maybe next time take digestive enzymes or try the bananas alone and see how your tummy does after 2-4 hours:)
05-31-2006, 02:50 PM
thanks daisyduke and JMD, will defintely try the banana ice cream alone and see what happens. I've been intrigued by taking digestive enzymes, but never thought I needed it because I have fairly robust digestion, or at least I thought I did. now that i'm eating high raw, it's a WHOLE different ball game, and things are happening that didn't happen when I ate cooked.
the more I get to thinking, the more shocked I am at how my body handled so many years of "improper" food combining. is it just that our systems get used to it and we can't really tell it's so bad?
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