MY PLATE
Discover the joys of relief from indigestion, understanding proper food combinations and  how to prepare healthful plates.

My Plate for Health

Healthy Food is any substance consumed to provide growth, repair, energy or nutritional support for an organism, be it of plant or animal origin.  Food contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins,  minerals or enzymes.

Knowledge in regard to proper food combinations is of great worth, and is to be received as wisdom from God. Counsels on Diet and Foods p. 109.176

When too many varieties of food are eaten at one meal, it causes confusion in the stomach and delay digestion.  Different enzymes are required to breakdown the variety of foods and digestion can take longer than usual.  When food is delayed in the stomach, it begins to ferment, the blood becomes impure and disease follows.
    
You may eat a variety of foods but within the same family.  For example, the Cruciferous vegetables family, e.g.: collards, white or red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, or Brussels sprout.  Three of these can be on the same plate because they are of the same family.  Therefore, the stomach treats it as one kind of food, making it easier for digestion. 

Do not have too great a variety at a meal; three or four dishes are a plenty. At the next meal, you can have a change. The cook should tax her inventive powers to vary the dishes she prepares for the table, and the stomach should not be compelled to take the same kinds of food meal after meal. CD p.109.177