Food Combining Basics Part 2 (2018)  | Dr Mona Vand

Food Combining Basics Part 2 (2018) | Dr Mona Vand

October 27, 2019 100 By William Morgan


Hey guys it’s Dr. Mona and today I’m
doing another food combining video
because you guys loved the last one so
much I really wanted to do a part two
you know I looked at all your feedback
and even though you really liked it
there were some things you were confused
on which is it’s totally understandable
because it is a little bit tricky so
today I just want to go into part two
the first one was the basics and this
one’s gonna go into a little more depth
so in case you didn’t see my first video
for food combining maybe I can link it
below this basically I just talked about
really simple principles so the concept
is different foods are digested very
differently in your stomach so some
foods will have your body release one
kind of enzyme some foods will have your
body release a different kind of enzyme
and depending on the food it might need
an alkaline environment or it might need
an acidic environment and you know when
a positive and negative goes together it
ends up neutralizing so if you have
these different foods that are in your
stomach at the same time and you have
positive and negatives and they
neutralize none of them are going to get
digested then they just sit there and
they putrefy and this actually
creates a really toxic environment it
you know it incorporates the growth of
bacteria yeast mold it can increase your
risk for cancer it can make you feel
really bloated and uncomfortable so
that’s why we try to apply these food
combining principles so really quickly
the basics are fruit on an empty stomach
starches and proteins never combined
well together proteins go really well
with vegetables. Vegetables go really
well with everything and starches
combine well with fat. So now that we got
that out of the way from part one you
guys were really confused I think on
what foods fall under what category
which is understandable because a lot of
food naturally has two different things
like you know almonds or walnuts are
full of fat and protein so where does it
fall when you’re talking about food
combining so that’s what I’m going to go
over with you today so the first thing I
want to go over is just the fact that a
lot of different food has both starch
and protein so when it comes to food
combining we literally just pick how
they’re digested in the stomach so it
doesn’t mean that they don’t have one or
the other it’s just how they’re digested
so I picked out some random things from
my pantry and from my cabinets and I’m just
gonna go over with you how they’re
combined.
Let’s talk about starches your starches are
like oats like bread your starchy
vegetables like potatoes sweet potatoes
squash I’ve got some brown rice pasta
almost all kinds of pasta some brown
rice so these three these are all
starches. Now starches combine well with
fats that’s the best combination so when
we’re talking about fats we’re not
talking about nuts and seeds we’re
talking about your oils so like coconut
oil olive oil I’ve got some of that in
there too avocado
even though avocado is technically a
fruit it’s full of fat so when it comes
to food combining I want you to consider
it a fat so avocado I always mix avocado
and brown rice you could have it with
squash any of those starches that we
just discussed so that’s that. Fats also
is actually kind of a small category
I’ve done a lot of research myself on
this because I’ve even been confused
like what really falls under a fat and
the research I’ve done I’ve seen olives
olive oils any kind of oils that you
make from any vegetables coconut oil
avocado that’s it so when it comes to
protein obviously if you’re not vegan or
vegetarian you’ve got all your animal
protein so chicken fish steak pork all
of that. If you are vegan or vegetarian
we’re talking about things like garbanzo
beans which are also referred to as
chickpeas we’ve got cashews flax seeds
chia seed almonds walnuts almond butter
any of your nut butters all of this
falls under protein. So you never want to
combine these with starches I will say
that if you are vegan plant-based things
combine better than animal protein
anyway so even if you know you fall off
sometimes you don’t follow these
principles if you’re vegan you’re better
off anyway just because your body your
gut flora is just healthier and you’re
able to digest things more but if you’re
not vegan
one thing I’d highly recommend is never
ever mix an animal protein with a starch
and this is very weird for a lot of
people because this is a similar food
group for example scrambled eggs and
toast stanking potatoes
chicken and rice all these things
are common things that we you know we
grew up eating and we think are okay but
they’re really bad for your digestion. I
just want to go over one point a lot of
times people come to me and say we’ve
been doing this for a long time you know
what’s you know what’s the problem
obviously our ancestors ate this way and
they were fine well years ago their GI
tracts were much healthier their gut
flora was healthier because they weren’t
eating processed foods and refined
sugars there’s so many different things
that they were an exposed to that we are
you know not as many hormones so because
we aren’t as healthy because of all the
different adaptations we have to take it
a little bit easier so let’s just go
over some quick examples a lot of vegan
recipes will require something like
oatmeal and almond butter which sounds
great together but it’s really not a
great combo or for example let’s see
cashews cashews a lot of times are used
for like cashew cream sauce that’s a
really good like creamy vegan
alternative but mixing this with pasta
is really not a good idea now I also
want to say that I follow food combining
principles 70 to 80 percent of the time
and that’s just the honest truth I try
it whenever I can when I’m traveling
especially to a different country my
biggest priority is eating plant-based
so if I can’t food combined all the time
it’s okay but the good news is the more
you do it the healthier your gut is and
the more you can bounce back when you’re
when you’re not food combining well. Okay
and then I don’t want to forget about
our fruit over here you probably saw
this from the first one there are some
fruit exceptions and I posted this a lot
on Instagram or Snapchat some of you
guys have asked me so most fruit for the
most I mean first of all this goes
really into depth I’m still slowly
bringing you guys into this most fruit
like a tangerine you need to eat it on
its own berries pineapples all that
stuff the two exceptions are bananas and
acai now bananas have less water content
so if you notice you can’t put a banana
in a juicer or no one ever has banana
juice and acai is actually full of
omegas in fat so these two are digested
slower than most fruit most fruits
adjusted so quickly that you don’t want
to combine it with anything but because
you have these exceptions if you are
going to make a protein smoothie you
could use a frozen banana you could use
frozen acai but those are the only two
fruits that I would recommend come
with any kind of protein. Let’s do a
quick example like a protein smoothie
you could do some kind of protein powder
almond milk a frozen banana almond
butter you’re good to go. If you’re doing
proteins don’t mix oats into the blender
have these on their own you’re having
oatmeal for breakfast having some sliced
bananas on it isn’t the worst thing but
I would really just try to eat it alone
with some cinnamon some stevia some
coconut or almond milk the nut milks you
know because they’re so watered-down I
don’t really use your food combining so
that’s why I do mix like coconut milk or
almond milk with oats. I think that the
bottom line even though this is just
video number two let’s see how far these
go the easiest way to think about this
is to really just simplify your meals I
used to actually even myself I was
guilty of this I would think that if I
could get as many healthy things into
one bowl as possible like I was winning
that was the best thing so I’d put like
nuts and seeds and fruit and greens and
that’s actually a huge mess for your
stomach so even if you’re at an organic
raw vegan restaurant pay attention to
food combining if you notice that you’re
really bloated or something after keep
your meal simple try to follow these
simple guidelines and I will link a
little chart that I’ve made as a little
cheat sheet for you guys under this
video so you can check that out. If you
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