When you are food combining, there are eight different food types you need to account for. These are:
- Greens 🥬 - arugula, Swiss chard, kale, spinach...
- Sweet fruits 🍌 - bananas, dates, papaya, fig...
- Sub-acid fruits 🥝 - apples, blueberries, grapes, peaches...
- Acid fruits 🍊 - cranberry, grapefruit, oranges, pineapples...
- Fats 🥑 - avocado, olives, coconut
- Veggies & non-sweet fruits 🥒 - capsicum, cucumber, tomatoes, squash, aubergine
- Melons 🍈 - cantaloupe, watermelon...
- Liquids 💧
Now don’t panic! This does not mean you must eat all these types of food separately. What it means is that some of them you can mix, and others you’d be best not to. Let’s start with a few rules of thumb.
- First of all, remember, greens combine well with everything.
- Keep liquids separate from food always.
- Same goes for melons—eat these alone.
Pretty easy so far, right?
The next bit’s where you need to pay a little more attention.
Sweet Fruits + Sub-Acid Fruits = ✔️
Sub-Acid Fruits + Acid Fruits = ✔️
Acid Fruits + Fats = ✔️
Fats + Veggies & Non-Sweet Fruits = ✔️
That’s it! If you stick to these combos ☝️ you can’t go wrong. Try to mix and match and you may begin experiencing issues. Or perhaps, you’re already experiencing issues and you can now understand where these might be coming from. Bloated-ness, constipation, feelings of nausea… and a myriad of other feelings of discomfort can arise simply from combining your food incorrectly.
I recommend keeping a diary of what you eat and when and jotting down those times you don’t feel quite right ✍️. This will help you see what’s working for you and what isn’t. This works for food combining but also for keeping track of your diet in general.
Off to make an amazing salad!
🦋 Love + Light, Tanny 🦋