by Leigh Ann Otte, managing editor
Just around the corner loom … dum, dum, duuuuum … New Year’s resolutions! Let the dieting begin!
This week, we focus on one type of diet that has not only your waist size but your entire physical health in mind: the food combining theory.
Ever heard that fruit should only be eaten on an empty stomach? That comes from this theory, which has been around for more than a century. It says certain foods eaten in certain combinations are harmful and can even make you gain weight. Thus, food combining diet plans are readily available.
Experts outside the alternative medicine arena have long insisted the theory is hogwash. Registered dietitian Jill Weisenberger agrees. Here, she explains why–but also lists combinations that have been proven healthful, some of which go against this theory.
What do you think?
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Tags: Alternative Treatments