In Chjud-shek, the famous collection of Tibetan medicine, it says:
“But if you take incompatible foods,
It’s the same as a poison made up …
Poor fish to milk.
Incompatible milk and fruit from trees.
Eggs and fish do not fit together.
Pea soup with cane sugar is harmful …
You can’t eat sour with milk
Eat new food while the old
For they may be incompatible
and start a quarrel. “
Yogis are also taught to correctly combine different products, to avoid milk compounds with other foods, fruits with vegetables, etc.
Ignorance of these rules leads to the fact that you can often see how at dinner people eat a plate of cottage cheese with bread, then pea soup with meat, potatoes and also bread, then porridge with basics, washed down with sweet compote, or else better, with juice (or even with a cake!) and, finally, they eat an orange or an apple (they say it’s useful …).
A familiar picture, isn’t it? But as a result of such a “lunch”, none of the listed products can be properly digested and assimilated! The resulting calories can barely cover the costs of digestion and neutralization of toxins, the excretory system will moan from the stream of poisons formed during food spoilage in the stomach and intestines.
An apple, for example, eaten on an empty stomach, leaves it after 15-20 minutes, an orange is even faster. And what happens when the fruit enters an overfilled stomach, that is, after another meal? They cannot advance into the intestines and after the same 15-20 minutes they just begin to rot.
(True, gastric juice inhibits decomposition, but not all bacteria of this juice are afraid, and it soaks the entire mass of food very soon – the stomach is full!)
And the other products in our example are no better correlated. Cottage cheese – peas, cottage cheese – meat, peas – meat, bread – meat, etc. – all these combinations are extremely unsuccessful.
It has already been said about the selective action of digestive enzymes and that each type of food requires digestive juices of its composition. Moreover, the conditions for digesting various foods in the stomach are often opposite.
Proteins, for example, require an acidic medium (a certain acidity for each type of protein) for the normal operation of pepsin, an enzyme that breaks down proteins.
Hydrolysis of starches proceeds only in an alkaline solution, acids inhibit the activity of the corresponding enzymes. Therefore, they do not recommend consuming proteins and starches for one meal.