Do you ever finish a great meal, only to wind up feeling terrible? If so, you’re not alone.
Most people experience some kind bloating, heartburn, or nausea after eating…and no one seems to take it seriously.
That’s because over the past few decades, indigestion has become something that most Americans accept as a part of daily life but it doesn’t have to be.
By following just a few rules and combining your foods in the right way, you can avoid this indigestion all together.
That’s because your intestinal tract has a difficult time digesting certain foods at the same time, slowing down the digestion process and causing you any number of digestive woes along the way.
You can counteract all of these effects by simply eating foods in the right combination, therefore speeding up digestion…and the faster you digest, the easier it will be for your body to shed unwanted weight.
I’m a really visual person, so I had my good friend draw up a chart to help you out:
Think of it like one of those diagrams from school: if the circles overlap, you can safely eat them together. If they don’t touch at all, eating them together will slow your digestion and leave you feeling uncomfortable.
Now, there is a TON of science to eating in the right combinations, and it can get really confusing at times. To help you out, I boiled it down to these 3 important rules:
- Eat Fruit Alone. Fruit digests incredibly quickly, and needs to be able to move into your intestines as soon as possible. If you have carbohydrates or proteins being processed at the same time, that fruit will be trapped in your stomach. This causes the fruit to ferment in your belly, leading to gas, bloating, and an increase in bacterial growth.
You can avoid this nasty fermentation process by simply eating fruit as meal on its own, preferably on an empty stomach.
- Do NOT eat Protein and Starches together. Eating protein (like eggs, cheese or meat) causes your stomach to secrete specific chemicals that break down the proteins so your body can process them.
Eating starches releases an entirely different set of chemicals…and when these two sets of chemicals are released together, they neutralize each other – completely halting digestion in the process.
- Eat All Starches with Non-Starchy Vegetables. Vegetables like leafy greens or beets contain their own enzymes that aid with digestion, so eating this with your starches will make digestion a breeze.
For best results, wait 3 hours before switching groups. This allows your body to fully process your earlier meals and revs up your metabolism – letting you feel great and helping you lose weight.
This is some really good information. I received it in an email from Whole Body Research awhile back. I couldn’t find the post to link to it but HERE is a link directly to their site.
After I read the article, I decided to test out these three rules for a week and see if it made a difference in my body and with digestion and I’m happy to say that it did. I was eating a banana every morning with my eggs for breakfast and I stopped doing that and started eating it as a snack between breakfast and lunch, keeping it close to three after and before eating lunch.
My husband and I also stopped eating protein and starches together, etc. All of this has really been beneficial to our bodies and our digestion process. Get more details in the article below and try it out for yourself. Let us if it makes a difference for you, we’d love to hear from you.