FruitThe original meal plan.
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Genesis 1:29 KJV.
Although we like to put all our fruits in one basket, all fruits were not created equal. Here we’ll briefly explain a few combining rules when selecting fruits for your meals. You may follow the “Three Basic Fruit Combining Rules” or comply with a more strict set of rules as outlined below :-)
Three Basic Fruit Combining Rules
* Combine no more than 3 fruits in the same meal (one sitting).
1. Combine fruits that are sweet to the taste.
2. Combine fruits that are sour/tart to the taste.
3. Eat melons alone, or with grapes of similar color.
Strict Fruit Combining Rules and Exceptions
1. Only combine 1-3 fruits in the same meal (one sitting).
2. Fruits within the same group can be combined.
3. Acid Fruits (Group 1) can be combined with neutral- or sour/tart-tasting Sub Acid Fruits (Group 2).
4. Sweet Fruits (Group 3) can be combined with neutral- or sweet-tasting Sub Acid Fruits (Group 2)
5. Do not combine Acid Fruits (Group 1) with Sweet Fruits (Group 3).
EXCEPTION: You may have Acid Fruits 20 minutes after you have finished eating a Sweet Fruit.
6. Eat Melons (Group 4) alone, with no other fruit from any other group.
EXCEPTION: Grapes (in Group 2) may be combined with melons of similar color in the same meal.
EXCEPTION: You may have other fruits 20 minutes after you have finished eating a melon.
- Kiwi fruit
- Tomatoes 1
- Cranberries 2
NOTES: Some unusual or tropical fruits are not listed. Acid (or sour) taste is a good indication of its classification.
Sub Acid Fruits
- Fresh Litchi “nuts”
NOTES: Some unusual or tropical fruits are not listed. Neutral taste (neither/mildly sweet or sour) is a good indication of its classification.
- Grapes 3
- Litchi “nuts”
- All dried fruit
NOTES: Some unusual or tropical fruits are not listed. Sweet taste is a good indication of its classification.
- Banana melon
- Casaba melon
- Christmas melon
- Crenshaw melon
- Honey balls
- Honeydew melon
- Nutmeg melon
- Persian melon
- Pie melon
NOTES: Some unusual or tropical fruits are not listed. Melons are the most simple food for the body to digest, a process which only takes the melon a total of 20 minutes from start to finish.
1 Tomatoes are an acid fruit, without the sugar content of other acid fruits. Best used with vegetable salad or any green or non-starchy vegetables, but not at a starch meal. May be safely combined with nuts, seeds, sprouts, olives, avocados, and soybeans with experimentation.
2 Cranberries are not recommended because they contain benzoic acid.
3 Grapes of all sweet varieties; including, but not limited to, muscat and thompson seedless.