But is there really any scientific basis to the idea of food combining
? We decided to find out what experts think and also talked to several people who believe that combining foods appropriately has improved their health.
Q: I'm interested in your opinion on food combining
. The views I've read are confusing.
After scoffing a full roast, Yorkshire pud and gravy - food combining
every kind of food on one plate - we sat round and played Rapid Dough, a hilarious game in which you use plasticine to model out words and then the team members have to guess what it is.
Some diets are based on myths (such as the "food combining
diet") or even bad nutrition, and are certain to be harmful.
This isn't about cheerleading, and there is most definitely no chapter on food combining
or how to lose weight.
The food combining
approach says that different food groups have different digestion times so should be eaten separately.
Nutritionist Fiona Hunter, said recent fad diets -including Atkins, Cabbage Soup and food combining
-left consumers confused.
* Food combining
, in which proteins and fats are not paired but other elements are;
I've had a real battle with my weight all my life but the food combining
seems to have done the trick.
The underlying assumptions and claims regarding food combining
, digestion and metabolism hunger for scientific foundation.
I first learned about food combining
from Frances Moore Lappe, in her ground-breaking book Diet for a Small Planet (first published in 1971).
We know we're not going to run out of the book shop waving The F-plan in the air, saying: "Phew, at last I've found it, and for a while there, I thought it was Food Combining
or Atkins or the G-Force."