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Dietitian debunks myths about how we digest certain food combinations

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

"Nutrition urban legends" about eating fruit on an empty stomach and not combining foods high in carbohydrates with foods high in protein or fat have it wrong on how food is digested in the body, registered dietitian nutritionist Carrie Dennett writes. Mixed meals can help reduce blood glucose spikes and crashes, which affect energy, and may help improve satiety by slowing down digestion, Dennett writes. Seattle Times, The (02/22)


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