Diseases of the digestive tract is entered in the top 10 deadly diseases in the world. Ironically, this issue began to increase from year to year in Indonesia.
In between SEAMIC (Southeast AsianMedical Information Center) in 2002, Indonesia even ranked-2 countries with the number of incidents rate due to diseases of the digestive tract.
To prevent digestive problems, holistic coach in Eugene, Oregon, Tara Alder provides easy tips about food combinations. The key is to consider the concept of time. Some food took a long time to digest. While others move relatively quickly.
“On average, the fruit takes 30 to 60 minutes to digest; vegetables, grains, and legumes take one to two hours; meat and fish that is cooked take at least three to four hours; and shellfish takes four to eight hours, “he said, as reported by Care2.
When the combination of food with a variety of transit time, then your digestive problems will occur. For example, let’s say you eat shrimp and pineapple. Because of the pineapple is consumed after a meal of shrimp, then the fruit is in the stomach longer than he has. As a result, sugar in fermentation made flatulence and gas.
And, said Alder, if the food is rotting in the body of the stomach, so not absorb all of his nutritional. “When a food undergoes a fermentation or decay, it can create a toxic gas and even are carcinogenic. This gas requires energy because other organs have to work harder to detoxify the body. These toxins in the system can also smell their breath at first, then swelling, colitis, constipation, arthritis, high blood pressure, and other unpleasant problems.”
In the end, the combination of good food is the key. Here are some combinations of food that need to be avoided:
1. Fruit while eating or after meal
Including strawberries in Your salad or fresh fruit for dessert. Why? The fruit more quickly digested in the intestine. When you combine the fruits with meals such as meat, grains, so the fruit will be prone to decay in the stomach.
Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, physician and holistic health counselor in New York City, agreed. “Sugar is actually not easy to digest.
“According to Ayurveda, fruits should be eaten on its own. Especially fresh fruit and seasonal, preferably not consumed with protein and carbs because it will eliminate their pure energy, “he said.
Instead: the fruit of the 30 to 60 minutes before eating. When the fruit is eaten on its own on an empty stomach before eating, enzymes enable chemical process of digestion.
If you want to eat after eating, wait at least three hours before eating fruit.
2. Animal Protein with starch
Example: meat and potatoes; Chicken and pasta
Alder believes, if animal protein eaten with carbohydrates, such as meat and a slice of bread or potatoes, then both would eliminate the effectiveness of each, “Protein and starch can cause gas and flatulence.”
“Adding protein and carbohydrates at the same time will make the digestion is not clean,” said Bhattacharya. But he also did not deny that some people can eat sushi and rice, or meat and potatoes. To prevent bloating and gas, combine proteins with vegetables.
3. Fat with food is wrong
Examples: olives with bread; Tuna with mayonnaise; The meat is fried in vegetable oil
Why? Fat with protein can slow digestion, says Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet (Hay House, 2011). Instead, you can use organic oil when cooking vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
He also suggested that fat protein like avocado, seeds, and nuts should be combined only with green leafy vegetables.
4. The liquid with food
Example: drink water while eating; Juice with food; Tea after a meal
Why? The water enters through the stomach about 10 minutes. The juice takes 15 to 30 minutes. Any fluid in the abdomen you’ll dilute the enzyme needed in the body to digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Instead, drink water as much as you want at least 10 minutes before eating. After eating, wait approximately one hour to any liquid.
5. Two sources of Protein Concentrates
Example: Bacon and eggs; Nuts and yogurt
The combination of protein will be tiring digestive system and spend energy. In Ayurveda, the combination of different meats, or meat with fish, should be avoided.
Instead, you can eat the meat on the last dish. Alder says, if you should be consuming two protein sources with, we recommend that you add the vegetables high water like onions, cauliflower, broccoli, or lettuce.