I haven’t paid much attention to food combinations in the past. I’ve always eaten anything and been fine.
However, there’s one combination that really bothers me. And if it’s bothering me, it may be bothering others, too.
The other day, I created a post talking about my daily smoothie. It’s still giving me tons of energy, but my tummy doesn’t feel so great for the hour and a half that I’m digesting. Well, I’ve been putting a lot of beans in that smoothie. They’ve been previously cooked, but beans just don’t play well with fruit, and there’s a lot of fruit in that smoothie.
I really noticed this yesterday, because I left out the papaya because I was rushing to prepare Thanksgiving.
Papaya has enzymes in it that aid in digestion. Without them, my stomach had a really difficult time digesting that smoothie.
Last night I looked up food combining. Most things are fine together, but beans and fruit are pretty bad. An easy way to think of it is that you should focus on eating one macronutrient at a time to maximize digestion. For example, a meal of meat and potatoes is a protein and a carb, so it may cause problems. (Btw, there are 3 macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats)
I’m going to continue to not be bothered with most of this. Most of the time, my body feels fine, and listening to your body is really important.
For the most part, your stomach can digest anything. It might take a bit longer to digest if you don’t have perfect food combinations, but it only becomes a problem if it begins making you feel uncomfortable.
But really, listening to your body is so important. It’s more important than anything. After you detox (because your body is in SHTF mode at that point) if your body isn’t feeling great, there’s always a reason.