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Effective Food Combinations For A Healthy Gut

Written by Jillian Lai Mei Siew on Wed, 16 November 2022

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A healthy gut is a 'warm welcome' to good health. Providing the gut with a food combination diet can help your gut stay healthy. If you have poor digestion, opt for a healthy "food combination diet" which can help you achieve optimum health and boost digestion and absorption of nutrients.

What is a 'food combination diet'?

Food combination diets are based on the idea that eating certain foods separately from others can aid in digestion to support weight loss and overall health. The principles of food combining are similar to that of an ancient Ayurvedic diet, which suggests that combining certain foods together such as those that are raw and cooked can slow the digestive process and lead to certain health conditions.

There can be different variations of food combination diets, but in general, the rules are similar. Certain food combinations such as protein and grains are allowed, while others protein and starch are forbidden.

Change the way your gut works with a food combination diet.

Keeping your gut in a healthy state can definitely have a positive impact on your body and mind too. A healthy mind breeds a healthy body and vice versa. So, switch today to these fad foods of the best combination diet and make a style statement for your gut !!!

Understand the science behind your gut: Embrace the power-packed 'Food Combination diet' today!

Your gut carries out functions of digestion, absorption, and assimilation. Yes, you guessed it right, digestion is the first step of gut functioning. Ease your gut with an easily digested food combination diet that can help you stay healthy. A healthy gut that digests food well is a must for healthy absorption of vitamins which is important for immunity.

Go easy on gut with the 'Food Combination diet'

The gut functions day in and out, round the clock, 24/7. Take care not to overload your gut with unhealthy indigestible foods which can result in many problems like:

  • Bloating /Flatulence
     
  • Disturbed motions
     
  • Burps / Eructations
     
  • Pain in abdomen
     
  • Acidity
     
  • Indigestion
     
  • Heartburn

These are just 7 symptoms that may lead to major problems like gastritis, ulcer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and many other gut issues.

Gut problems = One solution "Food Combination diet"

Now that you know the importance of a healthy and happy gut, we will introduce you to some "Food Combination diet." Some power-packed foods with this diet can really help you change and modify your lifestyle and keep gut issues at bay.

Let us take a look at the "Food Combination diet" tricks for a healthy gut

1. Food Combination with fruits

  • Thinking of which fruits you can combine to ease digestion? Well, here is a trick
    Combine acidic fruits with non-acidic fruits
    For example Grapes + Banana
     
  • Fruits can be combined with each other. Many of us have indulged in a fruit salad.
     
  • Eat fruits only until noon

2. Food Combination with vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are the 'best go-staple' that can be combined with all foods. They are magical and star food of the "Food Combination diet"

3. Food Combination to get enough proteins

Pair up the proteins with the non-starchy vegetables. Non-starchy vegetables are protein friendly and help in the proper digestion of food

Some non-starchy vegetables which can be combined with eggs or meat are as follows:

  • Cauliflower
     
  • Broccoli
     
  • Carrots
     
  • Cabbage
     
  • Celery Lettuce

4. Food Combination for grains

Couple up grains with starchy vegetables.
For example
Potatoes + wheat

Make sure that you put the four power-packed "Food Combination diet" into your diet for a healthy gut

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Jillian Lai Mei Siew

As the Product Consultant Manager of Mega BiO-LiFE, Jillian Lai Mei Siew, has the role of providing a productive team spirit among all Product Consultants to equip them with the right health nutritional information. Jillian is a BSc in Nutrition and Community Health, and a MSc in Nutritional Sciences an from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Affiliated to the Professional Affiliation Languages & Dialects Nutrition Society of Malaysia, NSM, Jillian can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay.

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