Food Combining Basics (2017) | Dr Mona Vand

Food Combining Basics (2017) | Dr Mona Vand

July 31, 2019 100 By William Morgan


So maybe you’ve heard about food
combining and it’s something you really
want to experiment with but it seems way
too overwhelming and confusing if this
sounds like you then watch this video
and I’m gonna go over some really basic
guidelines to help make this transition
a little easier hey guys I’m Dr. Vand I
am making this video today all about
food combining and you know there’s a
lot to know about food combining it you
know there’s details I could go into but
I think this would be like a really good
intro video just to give you some of the
basics you know I post a lot of this
content in my Instagram stories or
little tips that I think you guys really
want something a little more substantial
you can refer back to at least that’s
the feedback you’ve been giving me so
let’s talk food combining and just kind
of go over the basics so when we’re
talking about food combining there are
different food categories we’ve got
fruits
we’ve got fat we’ve got protein and
we’ve got starches now some foods
obviously have both protein and fat or
some foods you know our starch but they
also contain little bit
of protein that’s okay when we’re
talking about these different food
categories what I want you to remember
is we’re thinking about how they’re
digest sit in your stomach I want you to
picture your GI tract kind of like a
conveyor belt or like train tracks so if
there’s one thing in front nothing else
behind it can pass so the order in which
you eat your food let’s say your food
has all the different little cars or
trains on it really matters so for
example if you eat something that’s
digested really slowly let’s let’s say
takes hours to digest just and then right
after it you eat something that’s
digested really quickly this one’s gonna
be taking its time through your GI tract and
this food is just gonna like speed up
they’re gonna interact they’re gonna
just kind of cause chaos in your
stomach you’re gonna feel that bloating
those bubbles and that gas
and that popping just all the bad stuff
and that’s when you’re gonna feel really
tired like that feeling can really drop
your energy so it’s really important to
eat food that digests the most quickly
first and then you know and follow it in
order of what what else takes you know
longer to digest if you’ve ever watched
my content you’ve heard me always say
eat fruit in the morning on an empty
stomach and that’s because fruit is
digested so quickly it takes about 20
minutes to digest and you really
shouldn’t eat fruit after any other me
because it suggested so quickly if you
eat it after like a starch or a protein
it’s gonna get backed up in your stomach
and it’s gonna cause a lot of bloating
this is why I always stress have fruit
in the morning for breakfast before you
eat anything else because we’re trying
to simplify it for you you know I don’t
want you guys to have to go through your
day especially if you’re starting out
and think like how many hours has it
been since I’ve eaten this can I have
fruit so just as a good easy rule have
fruit in the morning you know that way
you’ll limit your sugar intake anyway
this is also a good tip to think about
when you’re out at restaurants or even
at home and you think that fruit for a
healthy dessert is healthy it’s actually not
which breaks my heart a little because I
love fruit and I don’t want to make it
difficult for you but I would really
avoid fruit after meals stick with it in
the morning and like a green smoothie
and you’re good to go
so now let’s talk about what else is
digested after that so now we’ve got
starches so I’m talking about
pastas rice quinoa bread all that
starchy stuff you can look it up and
even starchy vegetables like potatoes
these take about two hours to digest so
I would really recommend having theses
is like your middle meal of the day I
like to break it up as like one food
group for breakfast one for lunch and
one for dinner so you can combine all
different starches together they combine
well together so you could have like you
know potatoes and some quinoa or you
could have some cut-up squash with some
brown rice vegetables go with anything
that’s another thing to keep in mind
vegetables are free-for-all so you could
have you know steamed veggies with rice
you could have some toast anything you
can have like in the *starch category just
make sure you have and I’ll make sure I
like post a link or something under this
video to give you like little categories
of what’s a *strach so you can mix any of
those so *starches take about two hours to
digest now when you want to have protein
protein takes about four hours digest
the biggest no, NO is combining a starch
and a protein okay I want to just give
you this little example when you eat a
protein your body releases certain
gastric enzymes that make it acidic
that’s what you need to break down
protein you can look this up this is a
fact you know you need an acidic
environment for protein when you eat
starches they release a different kind
of enzyme which makes the environment
alkaline so think about when you have a
positive and a negative
and they combined obviously it becomes
neutral this is the same thing for you
have an acid environment in an alkaline
environment they neutralize each other
out then all this food just doesn’t get
digested at all so the protein doesn’t
get digested the starch doesn’t get
digested it starts to putrefy in your
stomach which basically means rots and
then it just ends up causing you know a
bacterial environment this is where more
yeast and fungus and bacteria can grow
this makes the whole environment more
acidic and this can lead to like even
like lead to toxins and cancer and you
know lead you to get bloated so I know
it seems like oh it’s not the end of the
world if I have you know protein with
the starch but I really highly recommend
looking into this this is like years and
years of research and study of medicine
definitely separate these food groups so
after you have your *starch when you go
to dinner this is when you want to have
your protein so really what you’re doing
is when you wake up you’re starting
light and moving to heavy um
so you’ve got your *strach for lunch and
you’re gonna have your protein and this
can this is included an animal or plant
based protein whether or not you’re
vegan so if you’re having like a piece
of fish if you’re having tofu if you’re
having beans if you’re having lentils
all of that falls under the protein
category now fruit obviously doesn’t
combine with anything vegetables combine
with everything so if you want to have a
smoothie in the morning with some fruit
like an apple you want to have some
celery some spinach greens perfect
that’s great if you want to have some
vegetables with your lunch let’s say you
have like a stir-fried veggie with rice
or pasta with vegetables on top or you
know a butternut squash and you want to
have some quinoa on the side like
anything you want all the veggies go
with everything and that’s also a great
idea for dinner if you have like a
protein with a mixed green salad or some
steamed vegetables it’s just good to
have like a good you know food that
pairs well with everything now last
let’s talk about fats so fats again
nothing with fruit remember we’re gonna leave
fruit alone they combined okay with
protein but very very well with starches
so this is also gonna give you some more
options here so an amazing meal would be
like an avocado on toast because you’ve
got avocado which is the fat even though
it’s technically a fruit it’s a
when it comes to food combining so
you’ve got a fat on top of a starch or
if you want to put an avocado into like
a brown rice bowl with a bunch of
vegetables it’s an amazing dish highly
recommend it
you can add coconut oil to different
fats when you’re like you know let’s say
you’re cooking rice and you want to like
even fry it a little bit you could add
some coconut oil fats are okay with
protein you know if you want to have a
little bit of oil with your salad when
you’re having like you know a piece of
fish or some tofu or some tempeh that’s
okay but try to avoid mixing it too much
this might get a little confusing
throughout the day when you don’t know
what to eat what time to eat it so what
I recommend you could stick to all
grains all day and then all proteins the
next day just have your fruit in the
morning and just you know maybe one day
you could do a lot of beans and you
could do like some tempeh and tofu
or some fish or another day you could do
like some brown rice for lunch some
pasta for dinner or just stick with your
starches for lunch and your proteins for
dinner now if in that middle time you
get hungry between you know eating a
starch and a protein there’s some food
that’s just combined well with
everything and you can have so you could
have a fat so something like chia seed
pudding which is so easy to make you
just add almond milk to chia seeds put
it in the fridge overnight and you’ve
got pudding in the morning it’s pretty
amazing you could have a smoothie with
some chia seeds in coconut oil and like
some spinach and ice you could have a
green juice or green salad remember
vegetables are like your free-for-all so
you can have them at any time of day
veggie sticks salad like obviously you
need to eat more than just vegetables
but I just mean as your transition in
between meals those are the basics
that’s what I would stick with at first
if it ever gets too confusing don’t beat
yourself up over it but these are just
kind of basics to go by if you like this
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