There are sound physiological reasons for eating foods in compatible combinations. In other words, some foods, if mixed in the digestive system, will cause distress. The principles of food combining are dictated by digestive chemistry. Different foods are digested differently. Starchy foods require an alkaline digestive medium, which is supplied initially in the mouth by the enzyme ptyalin. Protein foods require an acid medium for digestion. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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