PROPER FOOD COMBINATIONS

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Laura Power, M.S., Ph.D., L.D.N.

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DIGESTION

Proteins are first digested in the acid stomach at pH 1-4, then in the intestine. Fats and carbohydrates

are digested in the alkaline intestine at pH 6-9. If you mix these together, foods will often not digest

properly. Then bacteria will ferment the sugars, and putrify the proteins, causing gas and bloating, and

sometimes nausea and cramps.  We recommend that you eat your proteins first, then your vegetables,

and last your starch.