The food combinations are the basis of numerous diets, but is it necessary to follow? For most people the concept of “food incompatibilities” it sounds bizarre, but the truth is that it relies on relatives for all principles. For example, what happens when a baby begins to take its first food? Well, we are careful with how to combine them, giving separate porridge vegetables, cereal, fruit … With the baby try not to mix food unnecessarily and offer meals that consist of a single plate. Thus we avoid overloading even untrained digestive system. In adulthood, many people with digestive problems experience a clear improvement when their menus avoid certain food mixes. It’s like returning to the simplicity of childhood allow them to dispose of certain acquired habits and replace them with more healthy for them. Now, everyone should follow these same guidelines? Is there a proven food incompatibilities? What they have in common and how different systems differ incompatibilities? To what extent is reasonable to apply? To try to answer these questions in this article. Combining foods is an ancient art that has developed through centuries of culinary culture. However, within naturism, a number of provisions of food combinations that in some cases have a reasonable basis, and in others not so much. This gets complicated when you start seeing that there are significant discrepancies between some authors and others. more digestible foods not feed what we eat but what we digest, as the slow, incomplete or slow digestion caused an alteration in the nutrients absorbed. The various systems of food incompatibilities improve this digestibidad try choosing the suitable food mixes. According to Herbert M. Shelton American researcher pioneer in this field, each type of food in the body causes the secretion of certain digestive enzymes. Thus, if we eat foods that excite or stimulate the secretion of enzymes with opposing functions, what they are doing is decreasing the efficiency of the digestive process, which increases the risk of fermentation and putrefaction of food into the body and eventually causes autointoxication body. However, the food digestibidad also depends heavily on the cultural context (and therefore also food) where you live. It is known intolerance to milk in China and many African countries where milk consumption is nil or minimum. So lots of immigrants who come to our country sick stomach given the enormous intolerance towards having milk and dairy products, as in our diet. The reason is that though the babies have lots of starter cultures, if making do not continue on a regular or throughout life, these enzymes are lost to produce these intolerances cited. And so do other foods such as fruits and vegetables, and eat everything that is shaping the structure and amount of our intestinal flora, hacienod it easier to digest normal foods in the diet. It is also a hehco proven that those who have been vegetarian for a long time may develop significant physical intolerances -more than psychic meat or fish, you can get to cause them some sort of intestinal disease. Our body does not behave in a mathematical form or has food rigidity. Just one of the characteristics of man, which has enabled it to colonize even the most remote areas of the planet, is its enormous versatility food. The Eskimos, devoid of plant foods, eat only foods of animal origin; lie hundreds of millions of Perronas, located in the tropical belt, feed almost exclusively on fruit, vegetables and cereals, with little or no inclusion of animal products. Therefore it is absurd to try to establish a number of food stereotypes as they vary depending on the culture, the type of work or geographical features, which are what make that food available in each location and season. Therefore, although there are diets that allow universalized can not live happily. In principle we must keep in mind that not all people have the same rhythm and digestive strength. If there are no complications gastric why excessively monitor the issue of combinations or inconsistencies, as we consider our first doctor we ourselves, and that starts with learning to listen to our own body. But if our stomach and intestines growl, swell, or protest in some way, we need to change our eating habits, either in quantity, it is quality, either in combinations. If it does not bother us anything, remember that that health is the body silence, the absence of symptoms that indicates that we are probably in the good way. They were the hygienists, and especially Herbert M. Shelton who developed a complex list compatible and incompatible food was quite echo, and still continues to inspire most theories that followed. Most systems involve incompatibilities discomfort, not least because until very common dishes and snacks are immediately disqualified. If common foods in the same meal are incompatible, the confusion between those who do not know the rules or are wary of its effectiveness arises. Even the strictest systems incompatibilities can provoke a certain malnutrition by not providing all the necessary nutrients for proper development of the organism. Consider in this regard which may be the standard breakfast of many people: orange juice, coffee with milk one couple of teaspoons of sugar and toast with a bit of ham. If we atentemos sheltonianas system combinations, practically all of these foods are incompatible. Clearly breakfast we have proposed is in principle wrong, from a naturopathic view, but possibly for other reasons besides the inconsistency; but you can give another example of natural breakfast, as it can be a classic compound muesli yoghurt, cereals and nuts, orange juice and fruit cut into cubes with a little sugar or honey. The incompatibility between grains, dairy and caves still exists from the perspective of the inconsistencies, and yet the muesli is one of the most famous inventions of Dr. Bircher Benner, a physician noted Swiss naturalist. Who is right? Certainly the body of each individual. ¿cereals or fruit? Foods that can be combined in a harmonious way, in order to achieve a more efficient and pleasant digestion. Mixtures of certain foods cause, in many circumstances, an alteration of digestive function with gas formation, slow digestion or fecal rhythm disturbances, so any of these symptoms alert you to the conveniences of a bit set in the feed mixture . The theme of the starches is also very controversial, since some authors advised naturists not mix different types of cereals, except rice; others, like Berg or Arnold recommended Pret a multigrain cakes. In the first half of this century a curious diatribe about settled, regardless of these two Swedish authors living in an environment where few fruits and vegetables and vegetarian food which were basically classic cereals (Energy Foods help fight the common cold in the north). If these people were engaged eminently cerealívoras consume just one, you may be quickly bored of dietary monotony. A parallel case occurs, for example, with friends of the macrobiotic diet is not highly regarded fruit (remember that Japan, the birthplace of macrobiotics, is an island of temperate or cold climate). However, eating no fruit would be a contradiction in most countries of the Mediterranean climate, let alone in tropical countries, where high ambient heat and exuberance of tropical fruits almost forces a predominantly frugivorous diet. Combinations grains must not fall into dogmatism starch consumption. Recall that when we pray the Our ??Father we ask our bread daily. In countries where there is famine, what is needed is cereal, which help replenish energy humans. It is curious that in most cultures around the world say good morning accompanied by some reference to cereal. Thus among the Chinese may be a farewell “Rice will not miss any day,” while in the South American Indians are allusions to corn. History shows that combinations of cereals have been a common occurrence in large numbers of cultures. In fact, lots of grains can be grown on the same type of terrain or climate, and although some such as rye or barley to warmer countries such as millet and rice are more associated cold countries, and other – the truth is that almost everyone can cultivate cereals nowadays almost any climate of the earth. The multigrain breads, muesli or have not proven more indigestible than whole wheat bread or rye, so theme combinations of starches is compromised. Others believe it is not good to combine legumes and cereals, since these are two starchy foods; however, modern nutrition tells us that both cereal proteins such as legumes are incomplete, ie they have little assimilation if taken separately, lie if their combined together to provide complete protein each food amino acids are scarce in the other. Again here incompatibilities systems contradict a common dietary practice on every continent, as taken together cereal and legumes. The incompatibility of acidic fruits with cereals debunks breakfast including pastries and orange juice or as traditional as pasta dishes with tomato sauce (tomato is considered acidic fruit, although it is more of a culinary vegetable). The same term acidic fruit is partially incorrect, because although the taste are sour, to enter the body, and because of its enormous wealth in calcium, potassium and other minerals, are a food whose acid salts are easily oxidized in the body being formed as alkaline substances calcium carbonate. Because of this alkalinity are an excellent counterbalance to the high-protein diets, which themselves are highly acidifying the body. Therefore as traditional as the plum cake food, pizza or pasta with tomato, are obviously no more indigestible than other types of food, and there are no scientific data to support the concept of food incompatibility. Who agrees hardly Incompatibilities exist when large amounts are not mixed. So moderation in meals and chew food is based. He also spoke of the apparent inconsistencies, which declined by -a nature and nobody thinks a sandwich made ??with oranges or melocotones-. In this statement lies a great truth: hear our own body undoubtedly is the best way to evaluate the effectiveness of incompatibilities. Second, much of the food incompatibilities are more dependent way of eating the food itself. If swallowed quickly, without much ensalivar, is easier than any food combination we find it particularly hard to swallow. A good way to prevent problems is to chew thoroughly and eat relatively little. However, the food combinations presented in this articles can be helpful for those who suffer from some type of digestive complications like flatulence, heartburn or drowsiness in the afternoon, symptoms of incorrect digestions. In these cases, watch food combinations you can avoid the problem. They can also take advantage of these lists who suffer from some type of food allergy dermatological, as the appearance of grains or flakes, as it can not be a food the causative agent, but a wrong way to eat. What these systems proposed in short, is to put order in meals helps to bring order to the digestive system and strengthen health medium and long term.