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Avoiding Cramps And Stomach Aches When Mixing Fruits And Vegetables On A Raw Food Diet

by Judy
(Amsterdam, Holland)

Judy's Question:


Dear Andrew,

I have understood all these years that you are not supposed to mix fruit with anything else because it rots in your stomach.

How is it possible to safely eat fruit and vegetables together and use them both together in sauces and dishes without going bananas?

Thanks and have a great day,

- Judy

Andrew's Answer:

Hi Judy.

This is a pretty common question those starting off on healthy raw food diets have.

Bad Raw Food Combining


It's an exaggeration to say that fruit would rot in your stomach if mixed with other types of fruits or vegetables.

However, it's always true that optimal digestion is achieved when you eat one type of fruit or vegetable by itself.

Simple monomeals of one type of fruit eaten in large quantities are the basis of any good raw diet.

Mixing Fruits And Vegetables:

Taste and satisfaction are sometimes higher priorities than ultimate digestive perfection, and there is a reasonable amount of wiggle room to work with.

Although all people have unique levels of vitality and digestive strength, if you understand how to combine foods together well you can minimize or completely avoid any discomfort, gas, bloating, etc.

The fact is that many types of fruits and vegetables digest together without causing any strain.

For instance, my popular ebook, Savory Raw Dressings And Sauces, features recipes that my readers love which combine very well together. You shouldn't have any digestive distress after eating them.

The key is learning what category the produce you want to consume falls into, and what other categories that category combines well with.

The Long Explanation:

If you'd like a fairly detailed guide to good food combining, check out my article here.

The Short Explanation:

If you're not particularly interested in the details, or in having flawless digestion, then these three simple guidelines will get rid of over 90% of your digestive problems.

1) Eat melons by themselves. If you insist on combining them with other fruit (which I don't suggest), then they should be combined only with juicy fruit.

2) Don't mix dry fruits and sweet fruits (egg fruit, bananas, dates, persimmons, sapodilla, etc) with acid fruit (oranges, tangerines, etc) or melons.

3) Eat your fatty foods (avocado, nuts, seeds) after your fruit meals. Ideally, eat them by themselves or mixed with greens and acid/sub acid fruits.

Following Up:

For this to make sense you need a grounding in what a healthy raw food diet looks like.

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