Let’s recall the food products that are to never, under any circumstances, be set together at one table. Why is it that they don’t get along well with one another? The answer is rather simple: different foods require different enzymes and substances for their breakdown.
Imagine your stomach to be the lucky recipient of fast food combined with another difficult-to-digest meal—a harmful mishmash ensues for your body. As time passes, your suffering stomach will slowly grow a rather large contempt for the mouth that feeds it. Healthy eating is not, as myth would have it, only contingent upon the lack of carbohydrates or calories you are ingesting. On the contrary, it is also very dependent on the combination of foods you intake and whether they will result in digestive synergy, or digestive disaster.
You can start helping your digestive system by never combining acid and starchy foods (cereals, bread, potatoes, pasta). Protein products are also a bad fit with starchy foods. For example, an ordinary piece of bread with either sausage or cheese; It is better to eat the sausage and/or cheese separate from the bread. It follows that it is wise to abandon sandwiches, despite their quick convenience, but if you are a die-hard sandwich fan where a boycott is not an option, it would be advised that you always add fresh greens to your hearty assorted meat sub, as they greatly aid digestion.
Another beloved, simple dish for your taste palette, but less for your digestive system, is the omelet. This is due to the incompatibility of milk and eggs, but more specifically, the incompatibility of milk with anything. Milk tends to clot and wrap around other foods in your stomach, preventing their absorption.
It is also beneficial to stay clear of combining fatty foods with protein products; fat is famous for slowing down protein digestion which then leads the body to use bacterial, rather than organic, decomposition for the food in its system.
Lastly, do not mix sweet and savory food—it is very harmful for your digestion, although delicious.
To comply with these rules is not difficult, and they’re easier to observe if you switch habits from three big meals a day, to frequent meals with smaller portions. As a rule of thumb, always remember that milk, candy, and melons do not mix well with anything!