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.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.