One Fruit: One Vegetable: One Grain: One Nut – June 2018

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We have all been taught that a balanced diet includes foods from the food groups on our plate all at the same time but just in varying proportions. However, is this really true? Should we really be mixing certain foods with certain foods. Unlike what we have been taught, certain foods when eaten in collaboration with other foods will not digest well.  The combination of the times various foods take to digest along with varying digestive enzymes needed, can leave us feeling tired, bloated, gassy or heavy. Foods that require different digestive environments should be eaten at different times. God has laws to govern us to give us optimum happiness and health even in the food we eat.


Fruit: Tomato

Fruit should be eaten by themselves since they take only about 20-30 minutes to digest. whereas foods rich in fats and proteins for example take way longer to digest like 2-4 hours. What this does is cause the fruit to stay too long in the stomach and the sugars in the fruit then start to ferment – this causes gas. Also acidic fruits should not be mixed with sweet fruits. Tomato is an acidic fruit for example and should not be mixed with starchy carbs such as pasta. Experts suggest carbs and acids don’t marry well together. Sometimes we make it even worse by adding cheese. This is a digestive disaster which can be difficult to digest because of the amount of energy needed to digest it. This leaves us feeling fatigued.


Vegetable: Collard Greens

Vegetables and fruits should never be combined. Fruits digest quickly and should be eaten on their own. The exception to this rule however are dark green leafy vegetables such as collard greens. They go well with fruit. Proteins for example, go well with vegetables, while Carbohydrates go well with vegetables. However, Carbohydrates and Proteins together are a bad combination.


Grain: Rye

Grains such as those found in our cereals or bread such as Rye should not be mixed with acids in orange juice or any acidic fruits. This will destroy the enzyme that is responsible for digesting starches present in cereal. Frequently drinking orange juice or eating acidic fruits with our cereal or bread at breakfast can hamper our digestion.


Nut: Macademia

It is recommended not to eat two concentrated sources of protein together for example: nuts and yogurt. Some nuts are also higher in protein than others and can cause digestive issues if combined in the same meal. In the case of Macademia Nuts – 1 cup of Macademia Nuts will give you an average of 10.60g of protein. Concentrated proteins can take a long time to break down, so if we were to mix too many different foods that are rich in proteins – like yoghurt, Macademia Nuts, black beans, cottage cheese plus fish together in one meal this heavily taxes the digestive system and therefore depletes energy.

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
-Genesis 43:11

*** All Bible texts quoted above are from the King James Version, unless referenced differently.
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