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What Is A Food Combining Diet & Should You Implement It?

The concept and practice of food combining is something that I originally came across about 12 years ago now, but had let slip through the cracks for over a decade, until I recently regained interest in the topic due to trying to figure out some health issues. On this page, we're going to look at food combining as a whole, discuss how it works, and why it might be a good idea for you to implement into your current dietary strategy.

For your convenience, please feel free to jump ahead to any area of this page that interests you, using the Table Of Contents links below:

A Brief History Of Food Combining
What Are The Basic Food Combining Principles?
Examples Of How To Incorporate Food Combining Principles Into Your Diet
Is There Any Scientific Proof Behind Food Combining?
My Conclusion – Should You Implement The Principles Of Food Combining
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A Brief History Of Food Combining

The whole concept of food combining was first founded and popularized by Hay, back in the early 19XX's.

What Are The Basic Food Combining Principles?
Examples Of How To Incorporate Food Combining Principles Into Your Diet
Is There Any Scientific Proof Behind Food Combining?

Now, this is where unfortunately, there's not a whole of of substance to backup the ideas behind the very reasonable sounding concepts that food combining practitioners follow. As of 2018 as I write this, there's almost no studies available showing the efficacy (or lack thereof) for the practice of food combining. Whilst there's a LOAD of informal reports and stories from those who claim they're healthier and feel better applying the principles of food combining to their diets, there's really no “hard evidence” behind whether this works.

My Conclusion – Should You Implement The Principles Of Food Combining

So as we've just discussed, there's really not much science behind the practice of food combining, and therefore it's easy to dismiss it as just another “fad diet” which has no actual basis in anatomy or physiology, and therefore is completely useless. As far as my personal opinion, I actually choose to use the principles of food combining when eating, mainly because from a subjective point of view they make me feel better in terms of my digestion.

I can definitely attest to the fact that combining certain foods leaves me feeling really gross in the belly area, and I hate to beat to death the already overused food combining example, but it's just so apt, if I was to eat a bunch of potatoes with my steak, instead of my usual eggs and salad, or boiled greens, I would feel really heavy in the stomach, and for a short but uncomfortable time, I would definitely notice that there was an uncomfortable difference in my physiology after eating.

So to wrap this up, whilst there's not a lot of studies behind food combining right now, I think it's definitely worth trying out, especially for those of you reading this who have clear digestive issues. I don't really have any major issues, but I just FEEL BETTER by adhering to the principles, and really they are quite easy to follow once you get the hang of it. I've certainly been on trial periods of much tougher and more restrictive diets, such as the SCD (specific carbohydrates diet), and compared to that using the ideas of food combining is really simple and easy to stick with.

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Nick Earl

About The Authors - Founder at Healthvibed.com, Nick is passionate about learning and implementing all information related to achieving optimum health. He's since made it his mission to learn, live and share these principles, many of which you can find on this blog. Read more of Nick's personal story here, as well as our mission here on this site, here.

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