View Full Version : Mixing veggies and fruit?
08-15-2007, 10:45 PM
I have been reading recipes on greenies and see lots of fruit and little green. I am just wondering about blending greens and fruits. I thought it was best for digestion to keep fruit by themselves. Is it different if you are not eating SAD?
08-15-2007, 10:54 PM
greens can be eaten with anything
other vegetables shouldn't be mixed with fruit
(although I mix them with no trouble)
08-15-2007, 11:17 PM
mixing fruit and veggies dosn't work well for me unless I wait for the return of hunger before switching back. Then I'm OK with mixing them.
I believe that it's best not to mix fruits with anything else, but it depends on the person, I guess, because some have no problem with it at all.
Personally, I don't like it at all to mix fruit with other things, allthough I have done so in the past. Most of the time, my body could handle it and I felt okay, however, I didn't feel optimal. So I eat my fruits seperately.
I guess you just have to try and see how it works for you personally.
08-16-2007, 07:13 AM
hey there, a small contribution of knowledge:
normally our bodies take only half an hour to digest fruits, while it takes nearly 2 hours to digest other foods (raw veg included). this is why it's not optimal to eat fruits and veg together. your body is done processing the fruit before it's done processing the other food, so the waste from the fruit sits in your tract for an extra hour and a half waiting to be eliminated, essentially "putrefying" (i hate that word!) in your body instead of just coming right out when it's done. this creates toxins that you don't want entering your body!
i'm not sure about whether some veg digests quicker than others (ie greens) but my assumption is that the greens you put in smoothies with the fruit are digested more quickly because they are already pre-broken-down by the blending process. just a guess.
hope that helps (somewhat!).
08-16-2007, 09:16 AM
I've read and personally experienced that leafy greens or celery can be combined with fruit (except for melons) without any problems. I often blend ripe bananas with 2 or 3 stalks of celery for a delicious meal. Or, I'll blend a head of romaine lettuce with 3 or 4 bananas for a delicious "gorilla shake".
Melon fruit should be eaten alone on an empty stomach.
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