Fruits DO NOT mix well with any other food groups. Fruit should be eaten alone as a meal on an empty stomach.
Fruits travel relatively quickly through the digestive tract which is why it is important not to eat them with any other food group.
-Acid & sub acid is ok
-Sub acid & sweet is ok
-Do not combine acid & sweet fruits.
-Eat melon on it’s own, wait 15 mins before consuming other fruits.
Fruits are made up of 4 groups:
- Acid fruits,
- Sub-Acid Fruits,
- Sweet Fruits
With Food Combining, you typically NEVER want to mix any of the fruits with any other food group, and each fruit group should be eaten separately from one another. HOWEVER, you can mix fruits that are close in digestion time.
Melon – Melon the most hydrating of fruit: Approximate digestion time 10 mins, depending on quantity consumed. Melon should be eaten on its own because it is the fastest digesting fruit.
Acid fruits – Acid Fruits have the most fibre and are rich in antioxidants. Approximate digestion time: 20 to 30 mins.
Sub-acid fruits – Approximate digestion time: 30 to 40 minutes.
Grapes (Not Sweet Or Sour)
Sweet Fruits – Sweet fruits have a higher natural sugar concentration and therefore take longer to digest. They’re not the greatest of cleansers, but do provide minerals and concentrated sugars. Approximate digestion time: 40 to 60 minutes
Grapes (All Sweet Grapes)
Non Sweet Fruits
Neutral/ High Fat Fruit
Combination – Fruit Pairing
Acid & sub acid is ok
Sub acid & sweet is ok
Do not combine acid & sweet fruits.
Eat melon on it’s own, wait 15 mins before consuming other fruits.
Adapted from: fruitsnrootz.com