Simple Ways to Banish Belly Bloat

PRINCIPLES OF FOOD COMBINING:

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Individuals who battle digestive distress may benefit from experimenting with food combining. There are very simple rules to follow when it comes to eating the right combinations of food to optimize digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. Please see the food-combining chart for more details on proper food combining.

THE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. FRUIT: Fruit digests itself, passing through the digestive system within 20 minutes.  By eating fruit alone you avoid fermentation occurring in the belly. Fermentation can lead to gas, rob you of energy and slow down your digestion.

2. EAT STARCHES AND VEGETABLES: Foods such as baked potatoes, sweet potatoes or sweet corn should be eaten alone or with a vegetable or a fat. It is advised to eat starches such as quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet or amaranth only with vegetables, as starches require different digestive enzymes than proteins.

3. PROTEIN AND VEGETABLES:  Unlike starches, proteins require an acidic environment for ideal digestion, so it is best to eat protein with vegetables and a healthy fat. When you add a starch, you force your body’s natural enzymes to compete to digest your food.

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PICTURE SOURCE – DR. ROBERT MORSE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DETOXIFICATION

Many who suffer from digestive disorders find it helpful to cleanse the colon of unwanted waste and toxicity that can lead to digestive issues and inflammation.

THE COLON

While not necessary for everyone, some people find removing the wastes that build up in the colon to be very beneficial. The colon has many important jobs:

  1. Elimination of wastes from the digestive process
  2. Assimilation and synthesis of minerals

Healthy bowel movements are essential for good health. As we discussed in the chapter about probiotics, the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut is the cornerstone and the foundation of proper bowel elimination.

You can also naturally increase bowel movements by taking vitamin C, magnesium or magnesium oxide.

Remember, whe n you properly combine foods, you will have more energy and less bloat.

xoxoxo,

Rachel


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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. All information here is based on my personal experience and my knowledge as a health coach.

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