View Full Version : Food combining, how important is it?
03-18-2007, 02:31 PM
I heard that some people actually got more sick (or feeling bad) from not proper raw food combining. They said that on cooked food it is not as important. Your body is more sensitive to raw food, so it does make a huge or very noticable difference on raw food. Anyway, what has happened with your health from food combining or not food combining? I heard of some peoples hair falling out from poor raw food combining, and I heard of them just not feeling well from it.
What do you think?
Love to all!
03-18-2007, 02:37 PM
I think until some one has reached their raw-food intake goals (25%...50%...75%....100%...whatever)......that they don't have to worry much about it. It's beneficial...but not worth worrying over - you know? In the early transition times, its more a matter of becoming comfortable with healthy eating...and social situations. It's about staying full...and satisfied...and confident......and eating a WIDE variety of foods.
-Of course, if there are outstanding health problems or digestive disorders.....or some one is seeking to refine an otherwise VERY health diet....then food-combining (or mono-eating) becomes a very powerful tool/adjunct.
-Just my opinions.
-David Z. Mason
Sharon in Colorado
03-18-2007, 02:39 PM
The guidelines are helpful to those with digestive challenges. Sometimes going from cooked to raw will also present more of them, if the individual is unaccustomed to fresh plant food. You just have to gauge how you feel after eating meals a certain way.
03-18-2007, 02:43 PM
I go along with the theory of not combining fruit with fats. I think it's ok occasionally. I haven't heard of people losing their hair just because of poor combining. If that were the case then people eating cooked food would most likely have the same problem. I think back to when I would eat a snickers candy bar and never worry about food combining. There are even nutritionists who recommend eating some fat with fruit, like peanut butter with apples as to sustain energy. I'm not an expert so I just go with what feels right to me.
03-18-2007, 04:39 PM
I think that food combinng is just as important if not more than, raw living in many aspects. I think that all too often the wrong combination of foods may not have noticeable effects on many (e.g. gas, stomach ache, etc.) but that the wrong food combinations can be slowly contributing to toxic build up and other issues that some people experience (I believe that certain combinations of fruits and veggies counteract each other and create harmful chemical reactions that may not surface until later(kinda like diabetes). I have been raw since August. I will say this, that with live and organic foods, I believe that the risks of harm, upset stomach or whatever the case may be from improper food combining... I don't believe the risks to be nearly as grave as compared to a standard american diet. I started consciously food combining long ago (after doing a lot of research and while transitioning to a healthier way of eating) when I was still eating the standard american foods. It made a big difference (positive).
When I first started raw, I was a little discouraged because so many of the recipes call for food combining that goes against my philosophy. I do also know however, that this is a journey that allows for uniqueness. For example, many people enjoy the green smoothies. I can't do those. I don't believe in combining certain fruits and veggies groups individually, let alone combining fruits and veggies together. For me, it wouldn't work, but that's just for me. We are all uniquely made. I get a stomach ache, bloated and even more constipated when I make the wrong choices when combining fruits and veggies.
I am not as anal as I was before about food combining since I am eating raw foods now. The weird thing is that I have had some really crazy cravings since being raw - like the time I distinctly craved sliced bananas topped with mashed avocado and sprinkled with chopped cashews. I grossed myself out but it was great and I didn't get a stomach ache. The great thing about living a raw life is that it allows us to be more in tune with our bodies. We are also able to detect changes and reactions that often, would have been overlooked on a SAD.
03-18-2007, 04:43 PM
:p I'm sitting here laughing because the :mad: should have been a :D ... sorry everyone
03-18-2007, 11:51 PM
03-19-2007, 09:40 PM
Proper food combining or not could be the choice between a social life or flatulence......
03-19-2007, 10:43 PM
Oh yeah! I cannot juice any cretinous vegetable. Every few months I forget and then I get punished for it. So these people that put kale in their drinks or juice broccoli or cabbage. I cannot do it. I can just eat a little bit of those items at a time - never in a drink. Just me.
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