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Cleansing Food Combing Chart

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Cleansing Food Combining Chart

Although many people with Candida cannot eat fruit, at least for awhile, we have included it on this page for those who can. The months listed are generally the best availability times for each food.

By combining your meals to match ingredients in the compatible boxes you will be able to experience the least amount of digestive problems while increasing your youth, vitality, strength and endurance. Eating as close to your area’s harvest time gives the most nutrition although many Veg may be stored or obtained elsewhere. Dried fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds may be stored and are available all year long.

Combine with Leafy Greens → ← Combine with Starch or Protein → ← Combine with Leafy Greens
Slight Starch Leafy Green Non-Starch
Artichoke Barley Grass Alfalfa Sprouts
Beets Beet Greens Artichoke Globe
Carrots Brussel Sprouts Asparagus
Celeriac Buckwheat Green Bamboo Shoot
Kohl-rabi Cabbage Broccoli
Parsnip Celery Cauliflower
Rutabaga Chard Corn Sweet
Salsify Chickory Garlic
Sweet Potato Chinese Cabbage Green
Water Chestnut Collard Greens Green Peas
High Starch Cress Mung Bean Sprouts
Corn, Mature Dandelion Greens Radish
Potatoes Dulse Red Clover Sprouts
Pumpkins Endive Rhubarb
Winter Squash Fennel Turnips
High Starch* Kale Non-Starch
Amaranth Kelp Cucumber
Barley Lamb's Quarters Eggplant
Buckwheat Lettuce Okra
Corn, Dried Mustard Greens Summer Squash
Kamut Seakale Tomato
Oats Spinach Protein Fruit
Quinoa Spinach Beet Avocado
Rye Sunflower Greens Olives, Black
Spelt Swiss Chard Olives, Green
Wheat Watercress Protein Seeds*
High Starch* Wheat Grass Chia
Adzuki Common Herbs Flax
Anasazi Balm Pumpkin
Baby Lima Bay Sesame
Black-Eyed Peas Borage Sunflower
Black Turtle Caraway Protein Nuts*
Chestnut Catnip Almonds
Cow Peas Chervil Beech
Garbanzo Chives Brazil
Mung Comfrey Butternuts
Navy Dill Candle
Peas, Whole Fennel Cashews
Small Red French Taragon Filberts (Hazelnuts)
  Horseradish Hickory
  Juniper Macadamia
  Lemon Thyme Pecans
  Lovage Pine
  Parsely Pinion
  Rosemary Pistachios
  Sage Walnuts
  Sorrel Legumes*
  Spearmint Lentils
  Summer Savory  
  Sweet Basil  
  Sweet Marjoram  
  Winter Savory  
Combine with Subacid Fruits → ← Combine with Acid or Sweet Fruits → ← Combine with Subacid Fruits
Acid Fruits Subacid Fruits Sweet Fruits
Stone Fruits Core Fruits Fresh Fruits
Acerola Apple Banana
Citrus Pear Dates: Deglet Noor,
Grapefruit Quince Empress, Halawi, Honey
Kumquat Stone Fruits Khadrawi, Medjool, Zahidi
Lemon Apricot Persimmon
Lime Cherries Plantain
Orange Nectarine Dried Fruits**
Pineapple Peach Apple
Tangerine Plum Apricot
Berries Melon Banana
Cranberries Mango Cherries, Bing
Currants Papaya Figs
Kiwi Paw Paw Kiwi
Logan Berries Berries Mango
Pomegranates Blackberry Peach
Strawberries Blueberry Pear
Core Fruits Cactus Persimmon
Sour Apple Fresh Figs Pineapple
Acid Fruit-Veg Gooseberry Prune
Tomato Grapes Raisin
  Guava Zante Currants
Melons - Eat Alone
Banana Melon
Casaba Melon
December Melon
Crenshaw Melon
Musk Melon
Nutmeg Melon
Persian Melon

If drinking water with your meal causes digestive issues, consume it 1/2 hour before or 1 hour after meals so that your digestive juices are not diluted and wait 1 hour between meals so proper digestion may take place and not cause indigestion, fermentation, bloating, gas and/or constipation. Drinking fruit juice is compatible while eating a meal of fruit. Likewise, drinking vegetable juice is compatible while eating a meal of vegetables. Drinking compatible herbal tea with a meal, especially herbs that aid digestion, works well for many people. Using culinary herbs and spices also help correct digestive complaints. Many are listed on this chart and even more are available on this site's Seasoning section.

*Whole Grains & Legumes are also classified as proteins because of their protein content. *Seeds, Nuts & Legumes are also classified as starches because of their starch content. See * below.

*Soaking whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds in spring or filtered water for 4-24 hours, depending on their size, before eating them breaks down concentrated starches and fats into simpler, usable carbohydrates and changes the protein into free form amino acids so our bodies can use up to 100% of their nutrition. Sprouting them also removes enzyme inhibitors and phytates. (Both are found in unsprouted grains and causes digestive problems.) Soak then peel almonds since the skin contains tannic acid.

**Soaking dried fruit several hours before eating aids digestion.

Proteins and starches DO NOT combine well. Exception: avocados combine well with all starchy vegetables and whole grains.

Fruits and starches DO NOT combine well.

Fruits and proteins DO NOT combine well. Exceptions are: avocados combine with acid and sub-acid fruits. The oil in seeds and nuts extends their digestion long enough for acid fruits and papaya to be digested.

Fruits and vegetables DO NOT combine well. Exception: tomatoes combine well with all leafy greens, non-starch and proteins. Apples, grapes and leafy greens combine with anything.

Foods we DO NOT encourage using: dried coconut (unless you know it is not pasteurized), onions or peppers unless your body has an abundance of bifidus (friendly bacteria). Bottled oils coat the colon walls making it impossible for the good bacteria to implant the colon walls. Many are dead food and can either be smelled to detect rancidity or tested electromagnetically without opening the bottle. An exception to use moderately is organic cold pressed or centrifuge coconut oil or Barlean's High Lignan Organic Flax Oil. Raw apple cider vinegar has been credited with many health benefits when in reality it promotes candida for some people the same as many other vinegars. The only vinegar we recommend when recovering from Candida (and beyond) is Tonic Vinegar. In some individuals, Bragg's liquid aminos and soy sauces can also cause imbalances leading to candida and water retention, so use sparingly if at all. We recommend a low sodium soy sauce such as San-J Organic Tamari, Low Sodium. Some people will find they need to completely eliminate fruits listed on this page or eat less since the fructose can also feed candida. Once healthy bacteria is restored, know your limits with fruit. All of the above No-No's will most likely cause indigestion, fermentation, bloating, gas and/or constipation. Strengthening the Spleen-Pancreas with Chinese herbs containing Atractylodes also helps tremendously to keep balance and prohibit Candida return.