Low Sugar Diet and Food Combining for Optimal Digestion

When concentrated carbohydrates are combined with other foods, digestive difficulties can occur. These foods require very little time for digestion and leave the stomach very quickly. In the presence of other foods containing protein and fat they are forced to remain in the stomach for a much longer period. This results in fermentation as the sugars combine with bacteria and gas is created. The end result is digestive inefficiency and metabolic disturbance.

In a weekly diet program the majority of meals should consist of foods from a selection of complex carbohydrates, concentrated proteins and fats. The high sugar foods should be eaten alone and preferably in moderation and not on a regular basis.

Food Combining Diet Program

Breakfast

Fresh fruit OR
Raisin toast with apricot preserves OR
Scrambled eggs with wholegrain toast and tomato OR
Oatmeal with soy milk and walnuts

Lunch

Salad with tuna, chicken, egg or cheese OR
Salad sandwich with above foods on wholegrain bread OR
Grain or bean salads with oil based salad dressing OR
Wholegrain crackers with cottage cheese, tomato and cucumber

Dinner

Meat, poultry or fish with vegetables OR
Stir fry vegetables with chicken/tofu and brown rice OR
Whole grain pasta with pesto sauce and vegetables
Soup with vegetables and beans and/or chicken

Snacks – choose from:

Fruit eaten alone.
Plain yogurt.
Protein shakes.
Raw nuts or seeds.
Boiled egg.
Raw carrot/celery sticks.
Vegetable juices.
Hummus or cheese with rice cakes or whole grain crackers and tomato.

Desserts

Should be eaten alone and preferably three hours after meals. This includes all fruits.

If eating desserts it is best to choose those that do not contain refined sweeteners or with a high fat content. Due to their effects on blood sugar control it is best that these foods be severely limited.