View Full Version : Alissas book - Ch13 food combining
08-25-2006, 04:14 PM
Im a little confused. I understand what she is saying but many recipes do not reflect this. I am especially confused with the thought that fruit should not be combined with anything. Mango salsa, Apple Chutney, MANY smoothies that have fruit and veggies etc.... These recipes all combine veggies and fruit. What am I missing?
Im also disappointed that I should not be having mangos or raisins in my salad :(
Do you follow this train of thought or no?
I am very concerned about this because I want to lose some weight. Im really not overweight bby most standards (although stick me in Hollywood and Im a heffer :p ) and I have ALWAYS eaten healthy. Yet, Ive gained 3 lbs since starting eating RAW last Wednesday. Obviously Im unhappy about that.
ANY guidance or advice you can offer would be v ery appreciated
08-25-2006, 05:05 PM
Read Victoria Boutenko's book Green for Life. She maintains that green leafy "vegetables" should not even be called vegetables, but that greens should comprise a food group on their own. In that case, the objection to combining greens with fruit would not apply. Sounds good to me.
08-25-2006, 05:07 PM
What is this about no raisins in salads?
Sharon in Colorado
08-25-2006, 05:09 PM
As you progress you may find that certain combinations don't make you feel as optimal, but in the beginning stages most people can handle the recipes, which are really created more for your satisfaction when transitioning to the raw diet.
The chart in the book, by Dr. Graham is phenomenal. It is very exhaustive and complete. I have one on my refrigerator.
08-25-2006, 06:27 PM
You are SO right. That chart is so extensive that it was confusing at first. WHat Im understanding is that fruit is OK with lettuce and celrey but NOT the other veggies. I can handle that :) Raisins arent even on the chart though?? Thank you all for your advice!! :D
08-25-2006, 06:35 PM
The recommended food combining chart is great. But I think that whatever makes you feel best is what you do :)
08-25-2006, 06:40 PM
Raisins are just wrinkely grapes guys :)
I am thinking they are in the same catagory - unless you are eating more raisins than you would grapes - that would just mean more sugar.
I could be mistaken though :)
08-25-2006, 07:58 PM
Maria - I wanted to smack myself on the head and say DUH! HEE HEE... Of course Raisins are grapes. I cant believeI didnt see that. Seriosuly - I thought my mind was supposed to clear up HA HA. (I call it mommy brain - I have a 3 yr old) ;)
08-25-2006, 08:10 PM
I haven't seen the chart in Alissa's book, but most everything I have read about food combining treats dried and fresh fruit differently. For purposes of food combining, grapes and raisins aren't the same thing.
08-26-2006, 02:02 AM
Hmmm. . . I wonder what they would be classified as then? :confused:
08-26-2006, 10:15 AM
Raisins are dried grapes. All dried fruits belong to the category, sweet fruits. Hope that helps. :)
08-26-2006, 07:46 PM
That's what I was thinking - since they are condensed and they are mostly sugar, then they would be a sweet fruit :)
08-27-2006, 02:13 AM
RAW, RAW, RAW, is my theme song. My Salads have everything in them as long as it is, you know the answer..........
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