The first time I heard about proper food combining, I thought, wow that's extreme. It made sense, & I didn't doubt it worked. My "diet" is already pretty "restrictive" though (even if I don't feel restricted. make sense?), so I didn't necessarily want to add one more layer.
Simple meals really do digest best. If you want good information about food combining see Sarah B.'s post. She offers a great pdf, which Dave printed & laminated for me. I turned it into a magnet & hung it on the fridge for easy reference.
While it wouldn't hurt to be more mindful, I'm not here to convince you to subscribe to proper food combining rules. Like I mentioned, I wasn't interested initially, even after reading Sarah's informative article. No one could have convinced me to try it. It just happened organically.
However, I will encourage you to follow at least one rule:
the melon rule.
Cantaloupe have become one of my favorite breakfasts, especially as a smoothie. I scoop the flesh of two melons into a blender (some days I add a little coconut water), blend until very smooth & creamy, & drink from a large mason jar.
If I have the patience to let it chill in the fridge for a few minutes, it's even yummier. I love this pretty orange treat in the morning; it's sweet, insanely creamy, & delicious. My biggest problem is I drink it too quickly -- & that's a lot of smoothie! -- but I intentionally make a large serving, because...
melons should be eaten alone.
They digest rapidly & cause any other food present to ferment. Many might not know this about eating melons, so I want to pass this information along. I think it is ok to add fresh herbs to your melon. I just love mint with watermelon.
If you've never blended up cantaloupe before, you're in for a treat. Enjoy summer's melons! Just try to savour them alone.