Q/ Does food combining really help with digestion?
Food combining is a philosophical approach, not a scientifically proven method. Many variables impact digestion such as the type of food and amount consumed, size of meals, medications, sleep and stress. However, combining food groups such as carbohydrates with either protein or fat (for example, fresh berries with yogurt) is beneficial for regulating blood sugar. Many studies show synergistic effects when these food groups are eaten together. If you have specific digestive concerns, it can be useful to log your food intake, the time of the meal and your symptoms. Digestion is complex and the true triggers are not always obvious. Meeting with a gastrointestinal specialist or a registered dietitian-nutritionist can help determine tests and dietary strategies to try. – HEATHER BAINBRIDGE