The Importance of Correctly Combining Foods
High-protein foods and foods eaten in the wrong combinations create an “acid” condition in the body. It is this condition that fuels multi-billion dollar profits by antacid manufacturers. Have you ever heard an antacid commercial that told you to take responsibility for what you do TO your body and to stop eating so much or to stop eating so many different kinds of foods at one meal? No! The common solution to acidity is to just take more or stronger antacids! What happened to old-fashioned responsibility? Whose job IS it to keep you healthy? It’s YOUR job. You can CHOOSE to have better health.
How to get the most energy from your meals
1- Eat 1-2 servings of whole grains each day. Whole grains are supposed to be good for you. So why not just eat several slices of 100% whole wheat bread each day? Whole wheat bread is a better choice than white bread, but is still processed much too quickly by the body. A better choice would be to make or buy “hearty” breads that require chewing, like those containing bits and pieces of seeds and cracked or sprouted grains, and to serve them with lots of raw or lightly steamed non-starchy vegetables. An even better choice would be to eat most grains whole or cracked. The BEST way to eat grains is sprouted, with some eaten raw.
2- Eat up to 4 fruits each day – raw and without sweeteners.
3- Eat at least 4 servings of raw vegetables each day, especially dark-colored ones and leafy greens.
4- Sprout legumes (all beans, peas and lentils) to eliminate gas and to increase availability of nutrients. Sprouted beans cook in only 15 minutes.
To summarize: Most good calories come from fresh fruits and vegetables because these foods are alkaline, loaded with valuable nutrients, and full of FIBER. Raw or lightly steamed foods are the lowest on the glycemic index, are the ONLY foods with essential enzymes and are therefore the least likely to cause an insulin response.