3.a few questions Moderated discussion and help for Food Combining and the Hay diet, Cookery and recipes, Starch or Protein

a few questions: from on 2003-08-15

Hi Peter. Just refining and have a couple of questions about some of your recipes. Which sound yummy by the way. I had read that cooking tomatoes is bad, since it acidifies them, but your recipes use them a fair bit in ratatouille etc....do you think cooking them is fine? Also wondering about combining protein and sugar...such as in lemon cream. And milk in there as well...had thought it best to drink milk alone. In baking in general, is it ok to use eggs mixed with fruit or eggs or starch??
thanks again

Re: a few questions: from on 2003-08-15

Also wanted to know about my protein powder mix. It is primarily soy and whey protein isolate, but it does have a little fructose and rice starch in it. Nutritionally it is 12 g protein and 1 g carb per serving. Is this acceptable? And is it ok to add flax oil to this??
thanks Peter

Re: a few questions: from on 2004-04-03

Hello Barb,

I was searching the Web for information concerning the use of protein powder in the Food Combining diet and came across your message.

I was wondering if you got a response and what it was. Also, if you can use protein powder could it be mixed with fruit?


Re: a few questions: from Peter on 2004-04-11

Eggs and fruit are fine.
Eggs and starch, the intention is to keep the proportion of protein low with a starch meal. Most starchy grains contain there own protein, so stating that there must be no protein with starch is not possible. An egg helps produce many starchy meals that are difficult without the egg, and adds little protein to the meal. I go for the practical approach and accept an egg with starch in baking.

I would not make use of protein powder in any meal. I use natural foods, organic where possible, and from my own garden by preference.


Re a few questions: from Adam on 2006-05-17

hi thanks for your info but im trying to loose weight and eat healthy and i want to include soy and whey in my diet becuase i go to the gym etc and the benifits of whey and soy are great not just for recovery but also in skin conditions etc
so whats the best thing to do with whey and soy
they contain small amounts of carbs and the rest is pure protien, would this be ok to mix with milk? or water and could i mix whey and soy together with milk or water

Re a few questions: from Peter on 2006-05-17

I would treat whey and soy as protein, so mix with milk or water if you want.

Re: a few questions: from carol on 2007-04-06

Hi,I would like to know if rice milk is better for you than soy milk.I have been using soy milk for smoothies and heard it is good for many purposes.Thanks Carol

Re: a few questions: from Peter on 2007-04-06

Soy contains high levels of plant chemicals that mimic the effect of oestrogens in the body.
These are not good for children, and boys in particular should avoid them.
Rice milk is probably the healthier option.