Better Nutrition in the 1980s
Marilyn and Harvey Diamond rocked the nutrition world in 1985 with their ground- breaking book Fit for Life.
Marilyn and Harvey Diamond were a husband- and- wife team* who rocked the nutrition world in 1985 with the release of Fit for Life. The couple’s approach to nutrition centered on one prevailing theory: it’s not what you eat, but when and how you eat it.
"Food Combining is based on the discovery that certain combinations
of food may be digested with greater ease and effi ciency than others,” say the authors. “The human body is not designed to digest more than one concentrated food in the stomach at the same time.”
What’s a concentrated food? Anything other than fruits and vegetables. This means mixing proteins with starches is off limits, and consuming starches with other starches is not a good idea; however, the Diamonds allow for some leeway with starches, as carbs are easier than protein to digest, they say.
Food combining may have fallen out of favor, but Fit for Life’s focus on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is as relevant today as 33 years ago.