Non-Combining Foods Explained


©copyright Bert Seelman 1986

Proteins (complete) should be eaten with vegetables only

Vegetables can be eaten with grains, seeds, and starches or protein

Grains seeds and starches should be eaten with vegetables or alone

Fruits should be eaten alone (melons, especially, should be eaten alone or  left alone)


  1. Proteins

Complete = eggs, fish, shellfish, game meats, meats, fowl, amino acids

Incomplete = grains, seeds and starches (soy products)

Milk and dairy products = not recommended for human consumption.

  1. Vegetables

Green leafy (low glycemic) = greens, brussel sprouts, celery, chives, dulse, kale, parsley, kelp, spinach, watercress

Non-starchy (low glycemic) = alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, bamboo shoots,

cauliflower, garlic, green beans, mushrooms, onion, turnips

Fruit vegetable = cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash and


  1. Fruits

Sweet fruits = banana, dates, plantain (if dried: apples, apricots, peaches, figs, prunes, raisins and pineapple)

Acid fruits = grapefruit, lemon, lime, tangerine, orange, pomegranates, strawberries (if fresh: apple and pineapple)

NOTE: Tomatoes are an acid fruit, allowed as a vegetable

      Sub-Acid fruits = cherries, nectarine, plum, mango, papaya, blackberry, blueberry, cactus fruit, fresh figs, grapes, and raspberry (if fresh: peach, pear, apricot)

NOTE: Acid and sweet fruits are a less desirable combination

  1. Grains, seeds, starches and legumes

Grains = oats, corn (dried), rice, rye, wheat, millet, barley

Seeds = pumpkin, sesame, sunflower (nuts, almonds, pine nuts, walnuts)

Starches = potatoes, corn, pumpkin, winter squash, rutabaga, beets, water chestnuts

Legumes = lentils, soy beans, peanuts, pintos, kidney


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