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Combining different foods

Food combinations are vital for efficient food metabolism. When we eat what we eat, determines the nutrition we get from our food. Inadequate absorption of food causes degeneration of tissue. Therefore for perfect metabolism DO NOT COMBINE food high in starches with food high in proteins or fats in the same meal. Eating bread and potatoes with meats is a no-no!

A combination of high protein and high starches inhibits the absorption of all the nutrients and results in unnecessary burden upon the entire digestive system. Many illnesses are due to deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, which produce degeneration of certain tissues, which results in loss of resistance to infections and produce disease. It is not enough to have the essential elements in the food we eat, but they must be utilized by our bodies and available for our tissues. It is possible to eat nutritious food, but not benefiting from it at all, when we eat other foods at the same time that interfere with the proper digestion of vitamin and mineral bearing foods e.g. if we eat cheese (protein, rich in calcium) and at the time it reaches our small intestine and an alkaline digestive process is going on there (digesting the sugar and starches), the calcium will chemically combine with the alkali and become non-absorbable- it will pass through our bodies unused!

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Benefits of eating a diversity of foods

Eating a diversity of foods equals healthy eating. Healthy eating includes learning about balance, variety and moderation.

  • Balance – eat from each food group every day – protein, carbohydrates (vegetables and fruit) and fats. Listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you feel satisfied.
  • Variety – Choose different foods in each food group. Be adventurous!.
  • Moderation – 3-5 small, regular meals is better than one huge overloaded plate of food for dinner.

Eating a diversity of foods will help you to get the right balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. You will have plenty of energy, feel better and handle stress better. Healthy eating will help you to prevent and control many health problems (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
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