Protein and Starch
"This is the worst possible combination of
foods to mix together at a single meal, and yet it is the mainstay of modern Western
diets: meat and potatoes, hamburgers and fries, eggs and toast, etc.
When one consumes protein and starch together,
the alkaline enzyme ptyalin pours into the food as it's chewed in the mouth.
masticated food reaches the stomach, digestion of starch by alkaline enzymes continues
unabated, thereby preventing the digestion of protein by pepsin and other acid secretions.
The ever-present bacteria in the stomach are
thus permitted to attach the protein and putrefaction commences, rendering nutrients in
the protein food largely useless to you and producing toxic wastes and foul gases,
including such poisons as indol, skatol, phenol, hydrogen sulphide, phenylpropionic acid,
If that is the case, you may well wonder, then why does the
stomach have no trouble handling foods that naturally contain both protein and starch,
such as whole grains?
As Dr. Shelton points out,
"There is a great difference
between the digestion of a food, however complex its composition, and the digestion of a
mixture of different foods."
To a single article of food that is a starch-protein
combination, the body can easily adjust its juices, both as to strength and timing, to the
digestive requirements of the food. But when two foods are eaten with different, even
opposite, digestive needs, this precise adjustment of juices to requirements becomes
Source: Daniel Reid.
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