Following the food combining model will help prevent digestion problems like acid reflux, bloating, and gas. When you mix certain types of food together, you jam your digestion flow. For example, its not good to eat a protein and a carb together, like steak and potatoes. It takes acidic stomach secretions to break down the protein and alkaline stomach secretions to break down the starch. When the two secretions mix, it creates a neutralizing environment in your stomach. The neutralizing results in food not being digested thus, fermenting (rotting) in your stomach….gross! It takes your body hours and a lots of energy to digest that combination. It’s also recommended to eat fruit on a empty stomach, wait 3-4 hours in between meals, and to eat greens with or before protein, so that the veggie’s enzymes can aid your body in digestion. Conserve your body’s energy so that it can be used for other important functions, like healing and protecting. Go to the site below to find out more about the food combining theory.