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A system of eating based on the unfounded concept that carbohydrates and proteins should not be eaten at the same meal. It ignores the fact that almost all carbohydrate-rich foods also contain significant amounts of protein. In any case, in the absence of adequate carbohydrate, protein is oxidized as a metabolic fuel (i.e. to provide energy) and therefore not available for tissue building. Also called food combining or Hay diet.

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