Food combining.

Author:Dass, Vishnu
Position:Your nutrition questions: answered - Brief Article

I am always confused about what foods are good to combine, and which to avoid eating together. Can you give me some helpful guidelines, and some information about why I shouldn't mix certain foods?

According to Ayurveda, India's ancient science of life, the foundation for optimal health is good digestion. Foods have different qualities and require different digestive energies. This is why food combining is of the utmost importance in Ayurveda. When a food that digests easily and quickly (such as fruit) stays in the stomach while other, heavier foods (such as grains and carbohydrates) finish their "cooking" process, a mixed message is sent to the internal organs, disrupting the digestive fire (or agni) and creating toxins (or ama). Likewise, when you combine foods that have a sour...

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