Low protein foods along with improper food combining may lead to a deficiency of essential amino acids.
Protein sources are not all created equal!
Low protein foods are almost always incomplete protein sources.
Also, the absorption of protein sources that are complete proteins will be lowered by improper food combining.
In general, fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds are considered low protein foods.
Most of these low protein foods will not contain all of the essential amino acids that the human body needs in order to thrive.
In general, combining a low protein food with another low protein food is needed to create a complete protein.
Beans and whole grain rice is one famous example.
However, animal foods and seafood are complete protein sources.
And these protein sources will have a higher digestibility rate that will provide the right amount of essential amino acids.
Protein digestibility helps to determine a protein sources' ability to be digested.
Depending on the protein source, your body will be able to break down protein into amino acids with the help of enzymes and digestive juices.
I've also heard that it's really the good bacteria that live in your gut that actually does the majority of digestion.
Protein is a macro-nutrient that we need an adequate amount of every day to sustain our health and energy needs.
In order to sustain your health, the protein that you consume will need to be broken down into individual amino acids that can be absorbed into your bloodstream.
The amino acids will then be delivered to where they are needed in your body.
You body can then reconstruct the amino acids as needed to keep your body strong and healthy.
Combining at the same meal foods that require both acid and alkaline digestive juices is probably responsible for 90% of digestive problems that will result in putrefied food.
The digestion of protein rich animal foods requires high levels of hydrochloric acid or an acidic environment.
However, the digestion of carbohydrate rich foods requires a more alkaline environment.
When you mix the two, they cancel each other out and both will not be properly digested.
The starches will start to ferment and the animal proteins will putrefy.
Concentrated protein sources like steaks, steamed fish, and grilled chicken pair much better with leafy green salads and other non-starchy vegetables.
High amounts of fat will inhibit the secretion of gastric juices needed to properly digest meat, poultry, fish, and eggs.
Fat in moderation with high protein sources will not be a problem.
This kind of flies in the face of the ketogenic diet where fat is very prevalent at every meal.
Makes me wonder if this is the reason why some people start to do a carnivore diet after being on a ketogenic diet for a while.
Too much fiber can affect the absorption of protein.
Whole grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruits can all be great sources of fiber.
Fiber can form a gel-like structure in your digestive tract that can shield nutrients and protein from being digested.
High fiber foods also have a tendency to be more alkaline which will disrupt the digestion of acidic animal foods.
Minimize the amount of fiber that you consume with acidic protein sources.
In general, fruits should not be consumed with acidic protein sources.
Combining an acidic food with an alkaline food like fruit tends to stop the digestion of both foods.
Fruit especially sweet fruit digests best when eaten alone on an empty stomach.
In the raw food world the rules are a little different when it comes to food combining with concentrated protein sources.