Most people make food combinations according to their favorite food and how hungry they feel at the moment. However, there are some rules that need to be followed when it comes to food combinations because not everything that is tasty should be consumed together.
The rules for food combining are especially important when it comes to combination of meat and potatoes. People consume this combination so often that it has become regular in restaurant and homemade meals.
Up until now, this combination has never been questioned and the effects on the body have never been examined. However, a group of researchers found out that combining any type of meat with starch from the potatoes is doing some serious harm to your body.
What is so problematic with meat and potatoes combination?
Although the art or creating perfectly healthy meals still has to undergo some research there are some patters and rules that are well established and should be followed.
One of these rules is: Never combine meat with high starch carbohydrates. This means that you should avoid steak and potatoes and even buns with your hamburgers.
Dr. Wayne Pickering, a longtime friend of fitness legend Jack Lalanne, explains why this is so. “Our body has certain pH value which changes due to the food we eat and our lifestyle. Starches need an alkaline environment in the digestive organs in order to digest properly. On the other side, meat requires heavy acids to digest”, he explains.
“When mixing these two foods you don’t allow your digestive system to work properly, the food is not digested, you get very little nutrients and this may lead to certain discomforts such as heartburn, discomforting gas, acid reflux, serious digestive issues, bloating etc.”, he continues.
Incredible personal story of a doctor
This is the incredible story of Dr. William Howard Hay, founder of the Hay Diet, who cut meat and potatoes from his diet and improved his health and lost weight.
He was overweight and had various health issues including dilated heart. All of this was causing problems to his normal life and one day he decided that he had enough.
He created a simple diet plan from which he excluded meat with starches combinations and managed to lose 50 pounds in the first 3 months. In mean time, he improved his health and managed to recover from the life threatening heart condition.
Dr. Hay in this way created the Hay Diet and started improving the lives of many people.
If you noticed some of the abovementioned problems and conditions or you have some other problems with your digestive system them maybe is time to think about food combining and avoid meat and starch combinations. Try it for a week at least and see the changes.
At the end of the day, your health should be the most important thing to you and you should constantly do changes in order to save it.