First of all, this is my first attempt at making a clear chart to get everyone introduced to food combining so feel free to tell me if it makes sense or ask me questions.
So, the basic reason why it’s a good idea to pay attention to food combining is your stomach’s digestive enzymes. Your stomach has to produce different acids in order to break down different foods. When you mix them, your body has to slow down and work hard to decode what’s happening with all the different foods in your stomach, and digest it. Instead of taking 20-30 minutes to completely digest fruit, 2 hrs to digest carbs or 3 hrs to digest protein your body takes about 8 hours to fully digest a “bad combo” meal. If every meal is a bad combo, you end up just piling food on top of old food and so on, never letting your body perform the functions it would naturally if it wasn’t working to digest all the time, like detoxing and using the food to give you mental clarity and energy etc.
Why this matters for you is because paying attention to this helps with weight loss and attaining long lasting energy (no more food comas!). The first thing you can easily change is to make sure you eat your fruit on a completely empty stomach, on its own (or with leafy greens) and wait 20-30 minutes before eating anything else. Fruit is so easily digestible that when you mix it with other foods it starts spoiling the other food that is in your stomach with it as soon as it is digested.
All the recipes i post are properly combined so you never have to worry about checking the chart, but you can print it out and use it as a cheat sheet until you get the hang of it. I promise it’s a lot easier than you think :) and i will keep posting on this matter to give everyone yummy meal ideas to ease the transition.