04-15-2005, 10:41 AM
Peace to everyone,
I've learned previously about how we shouldn't mix our fruits and vegetables together (at least certain ones at that). Something about one inhibiting the proper digestion of the other, and vice versa if i'm not mistaken. Anyway, i just had a question about it if anyone could help me out.
If we shouldn't eat them together, then how long should we wait in between meals to properly separate them?? For instance, if i were to eat a vegetable salad with some mustard greens, green onions, kale, and red bell pepper, then how long should i wait before i eat a pear, or some grapes, or a fruit salad, etc..??
I'd appreciate any light on this subject.
Found this at www.neohygiene.com (http://www.neohygiene.com/) hope it helps:
Melons: These include watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, and others. Eat melons alone and on an empty stomach. Do not combine them with other fruit or any other food. Wait 30 minutes before eating any other food. Melons are extremely high in water content and are very good morning cleansers.
Sweet Fruits: These include apple, orange, banana, pear, pineapple, strawberry, grapes, and others. Eat fruit alone and on an empty stomach. You may need to eat oranges alone due to their high water content; oranges and other citrus fruits are not acid-forming. Combine fruits sparingly. Do not combine fruits with any other food. Wait 30 minutes before eating any other food. In the case of bananas, you should wait at least an hour. Sweet fruits are also great cleansers. Juice sweet fruits sparingly, because the pulp (fiber) is very necessary in a healthy diet. If you do drink juice, make sure it's fresh and not pasteurized or concentrated.
Vegetable Fruits: These include cucumber, tomato, zucchini, squash, avocado, pepper, and others. Botanically, these are fruits because they can be picked from a plant without killing the plant and they often contain seeds. You may eat vegetable fruits with other vegetable fruits ... because they are relatively neutral foods and can be digested in a variety of acidic or alkaline environments. Eating a vegetable salad with cucumbers and tomatoes ... is a properly-combined meal ... Eaten alone, it takes about one hour for vegetable fruits to digest since they are a high-water-content food (eaten raw).
Raw Vegetables: These include onion, carrot, celery, lettuce, and others. These can be eaten with vegetable fruits, cooked vegetables, and cooked proteins. They are high-water-content neutral foods that fair well in either an acidic or alkaline environment. Salads made with raw vegetables and vegetable fruits are great companions ... Eaten alone, raw vegetables take between one and three hours to digest.
Legumes, Seeds, and Nuts: These include pinto, garbanzo, lentil, rice, sunflower, pumpkin, walnut, pecan, and others. Beans are not the best foods because they are a combination of protein and starch in and of themselves, so eat them sparingly. Raw nuts and seeds are a great source of protein ... You can eat legumes, nuts, and seeds with any raw vegetable or vegetable fruit. Since rice is a seed, a meal of beans and rice would not be the worst combination, but such meals should be eaten sparingly. ... nut, or seed "milks" are excellent alternatives. ... Eaten alone, legumes, nuts, and seeds can take upwards of three hours to digest.
04-16-2005, 09:59 AM
Thanks a whole lot Doe.
that was very educational.
04-16-2005, 02:58 PM
I believe the consensus here is that most recipes are for the transitional stage, from SAD to RAW. Proper food combining seems to come naturally once you're past that stage. It is more something to strive for, rather than to jump in directly from SAD. At least that is how I understood it
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