Food combining, when done correctly, has been shown to improve health,
assist in digestion and help with weight loss. At OHI, it’s one
of the key principles of a clean, healthy diet.
What is Food Combining?
Food combining is the practice of eating specific foods together, or separately,
in order to maximize the health benefits of certain combinations.
Principles of optimum food combining:
- Drink each type of liquid alone.
- Eat protein only with low-starch vegetables, greens, sprouts and pre-digested foods.
- Eat fruit alone or with green vegetables
- Eat dense starches only with low- starch vegetables, greens, sprouts and
- Eat melons alone
Benefits of Food Combining:
Less Gas/Bloating - So much of the bloating and discomfort you feel after certain meals
is the result of improperly combined foods. Combining foods correctly
will significantly reduce the abdominal discomfort that comes from digestive gas.
More Energy – Improperly combined foods are harder to digest, which means they
can leave you feeling sluggish and weighed down. But because food combining
promotes smoother, more efficient digestion, your body will naturally
have more energy left over after each meal.
Anti-Aging - Food combining improves your body’s ability to absorb essential
vitamins and nutrients, which helps fight the aging process in a number
of different ways, including promoting joint health, better vision, and
brighter, healthier skin and hair.
Weight Loss – Although food combining has a whole laundry list of health benefits,
it first came into the public consciousness as a healthy alternative to
popular diet fads and weight loss solutions. That’s because properly
combined foods are easier for your body to assimilate, which means your
body is able to metabolize them more efficiently, reducing the amount
that is converted into stored fat.
One final tip: Food combining works best with higher quality, optimal foods. At OHI,
we recommend using raw, organically grown fruits and vegetables as much
as possible to get the most out of every bite.
Come experience true healthy food combining with a one, two or three-week
stay at our healing missions, OHI San Diego and OHI Austin in Texas. Our
caring staff is eager to give you the unconditional support, inspiration
and transformational tools you require to bring your body, mind, and spirit
into healthy balance in a serene, peaceful setting. Help us celebrate
40 Years of Holistic Healing. Visit our website at
www.optimumhealth.org, and call us at
(800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.