Eating Healthy But Still Bloating? You May Be Mixing The Wrong Foods!
- Published on: 22 November, 2013
- Last update: 26 January, 2016
Behold: The holy grail of food charts!
If you’re eating clean and still wondering why you’re experiencing bloating or gas, and a flat tummy only appears in the morning before eating, this chart may help you.
It will especially help those who are vegan or raw vegan and eat fruits and veggies all day as meals. Although this chart is plant-based these rules can apply to any food, just think of things like cooked protein pancakes or meat as in the “high starch” or “fatty” foods category.
Some fruits, veggies, and fats just do not mix well. This is why eating simple meals of only one or two things digests so well. You see, different foods digest at a different rate, so if you eat a heavy cooked food like meat or sweet potato, and then eat some watermelon after as dessert, you’re going to have some problems. Watermelon digests very fast! So if it’s on top of a food that’s taking long to digest, it will ferment and cause gas! This is important especially at the end of the day. Don’t eat a heavy cooked dinner such as meat and starch, then put fruit on top of it in your stomach as dessert. Eat your fruit and starchy veggies during the day separate from heavier foods. The green arrows on this chart mean GREAT combos, and yellow arrows mean GOOD combos. If there is no arrow, the foods will ferment and cause bloating.
There are two special rules here:
- Leafy greens and celery go well with EVERY FOOD.
- Drink your daily water (should be at least a gallon) SEPARATE from your food: at least 1-2 hours before or after meals. (Especially after. I try to wait at least 2 hours to let my food digest.) If you need eater during eating, take small sips and don’t overdo it. Water + food dilutes stomach acids hindering digestion.