Food Combining and Fat

Food combining is a major passion of mine.  I’ve been into it for about 16 year and it all started after I read the book Fit for Life (which is an awesome book if you haven’t had a chance to read it!)

I used to think that food combining was a hard and fast rule, no wiggle room, no flexibility. However, now I see it as more of a general guide.  Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a really bright idea to follow – it’s helpful to your digestion system.  Also, if one has any degenerative disease / diabetes, impaired insulin function or digestive issues it’s for sure best to food combine as well as possible.

It’s a great tool to help you get the most bang for your buck nutrition-wise, but I definitely use it more as just that –  a tool, not a rule.
Some of the classic food combining rules are:
1. Fat combines best with greens and non starchy vegetables
2. Fat combines fair with acid fruit (tomato, lemon, pineapple etc)
3. Do not combine fat with sweet fruit.
4. Do not combine more than 1 type of fat at a time

Check out this video for more details, examples and links to a ton of great resources on food combining!  Peep below for links to some of the recipes mentioned in the video too!

I mentioned that some of my favorite recipes have lots of sweet fruit and a little fat.  You can check out some of those recipes below:

The Don Bennett Special Smoothie

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Raw Vegan Hot Cocoa

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The Best Raw Cinnamon Buns

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Also, if you want to learn more (and spend some time in the beautiful landscape that you saw in the video) be sure to join me on my Raw Food n Yoga Surf Adventure Retreat this March in Costa Rica, Learn more Here
raw food yoga surf adventure retreat

As Always

Wishing You Much

PeaceLovenSeasonalFruit ck

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    1. Personally I would keep the greens and fat meal to the end of the day, last meal, so as not to even need consider this, especially if digestion is a issue. Always better to have the dense sweet fruit first and generally separate from fats, all good with greens. Once digestion is improved a few hours should suffice, but it really depends upon what exactly is eaten and how much. Hope this helps, if you crave sweet after a savoury meal its simply a indicator you didn’t eat enough sweet / juicy fruit before the savoury part.

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