, but everyone desiring
optimal digestion should eat this way.
Want some example videos showing off ideal mono
Most meals in the
western world revolve around a slab of meat
and a starch, such as bread
or another grain product
. The standard
example is steak and potatoes, which is so
iconic that some people will describe
themselves or another as a, "steak and
potatoes," kind of person.
Unfortunately, this combination of a
protein-rich food and a starchy food is just
asking for trouble. Starchy foods require an
alkaline digestive medium. Protein-rich foods
require an acid medium. When acids and bases
(alkalines) meet in any situation, they
neutralize each other. This also happens in
delicious, digestion-safe raw
dressings can spice up your salad
every night of the week.
Don't worry, they're also low fat
and incredibly healthy.
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With no acids breaking down our food, they
quickly start to ferment and rot in the humid,
dark interiors of our bodies.
These combinations are not working for most
people, and they cause such distress that the
antacid industry in the United States brings
in a staggering $8 billion a year.
Monomeals help to bring a degree of digestive
sanity back to your eating, limiting you to a
few large meals of healthy food each day.
When there's just one food in the stomach, the
digestive mediums produced by our bodies
quickly break down food without the byproducts
of gas, acid reflux, and other issues.
surely, you reason, there's a difference
between a meal of steak and potatoes and
bananas and blueberries, right? Sure. The fruit
is usually going to digest better than the
water-poor and high-protein foods found in
But as an experiment some day, try eating a
meal of just bananas for breakfast. At lunch,
combine bananas and oranges: my guess is
you'll notice that those bananas and oranges
cause a noticeable decline in digestive ease.
The exception to this would be if you ate
hard-to-digest foods at dinner the night
before and those had not yet left your stomach
by breakfast time. In this case, your
digestion at breakfast will be bad too.
One thing I don't suggest is the eating of
mono diets for long periods of time. While
harmless for a week or a month, and even
beneficial, when we eat only one food for
months on end we're bound to start running
into deficiencies. No one food can meet all
nutritional needs, and variety is a key to
When You Want To Mix Foods
I'm certainly not telling anyone to never mix
foods, but merely pointing out an ideal to
shoot for. Personally, I usually eat large
meals of one type of fruit at breakfast and
lunch, and then make a well-combined salad for
occasion I also eat well-combined meals of
fruit, but this is the exception rather than
So how do you know what's a good combination
and what won't work well together?
Check out this guide
to food combining
to learn more about
mixing fruits and vegetables. Of course,
individual digestive strength will also play a
role in digestive ease.
So let's say you want to make a salad of
lettuce and tomatoes. What type of dressings
should you put on top? Here are eight
of my favorite dressings
, all of of
which are well combined.
Learn how to eat mono
meals as part of a healthy raw food diet