Category: Organic Food recipes and principles

Get your metabolism working again – Eat your food in the correct sequence

Following Dr Bass’ advice for eating products in the correct sequence (1. For appetisers – fruit; 2. Salad; 3. The main meal starts with rice; 4. Followed by the cheese; 5. Only the meat can be eaten at last), he is also suggesting DIGESTION TIME for some foods. Each food product forms its own layer in the stomach – and in the sequence in which it is taken.

  1. 15-20 minutes: Watermelon and vegetable juices
  2. 20-30 minutes: Mixed lettuces from plants with green leaves
  3. 30 minutes: Melon, orange, and grapefruit
  4. 30-40 minutes: Green salad
  5. 40 minutes: Other fresh fruits
  6. 45 minutes: Whole egg
  7. 40-50 minutes: Most stewed or cooked vegetables
  8. 60 minutes: Vegetables with a starch content
  9. 90 minutes: Cereals, legumes and lentils
  10. 90 minutes: Low-fat skimmed milk or fresh cheese
  11. 2 hours: White whole cream cheese
  12. 2 hours: Seeds
  13. 5 – 3 hours: Nuts
  14. 4-5 hours: Hard cheese (parmesan): Protein: 30 minutes

Indicative values for meat:

  1. 30 minutes: Light fish
  2. 45-60 minutes Oily fish
  3. 5 – 2 hours Chicken without skin:
  4. 3-4 hours Veal or lamb:
  5. 4,5 – 5 hours Pork

If the arrangement mentioned above of food intake is observed, then: the fruit will leave the first stomach – after about 30 minutes. Then its place will be occupied by the second layer, the one of the salads, which will remain in the stomach for another 30- 40 min. The third layer of rice follows, followed by the cheese and finally the meat.

That will be it, no more fatigue after eating!

Each layer is treated individually in the stomach without being mixed with the others. If taken properly, food is digested in the stomach quickly so no gases are formed, and no fatigue occurs. One feels alert and full of energy. If the same meal was accepted mixed – a little from here, a little from there, digestion would take many hours, accompanied by a feeling of heaviness, gas, acid and more. And all this just because of the wrong sequence. The lower the water content, the later it is eaten. Foods that contain more water are easily digested and quickly replaced by those high in protein, carbohydrates and fats.

Unbearable foods suddenly become tolerable. If you have suffered stomach problems after eating nuts, avocados or fruit, you probably thought they were not good for you. In fact, you just ate them in the wrong sequence or in the wrong combination with other foods. If you eat nuts with fruit, then the fat-rich nuts interfere with the digestion of the fruit. Eaten in the right order, these two products suddenly become wonderfully tolerable and grind perfectly.

The most common eating errors

The most common eating errors that cause malaise, fatigue, and digestive problems:

  1. Drinking while eating
  2. Fruit (fresh or dried) for dessert
  3. Mixing sweet and/or dried fruit with nuts, seeds, and possibly with some sweetener (honey, maple syrup), as is the case with most types of cereals and muesli.
  4. Mixing sweet and/or dried fruit with other fruit containing acids
  5. Eating sweet and/or dried fruit with or after highly concentrated proteins.


Have you ever had a glass of fruit juice for dessert? Your stomach already has salad, potatoes with vegetables, and baked cheese. On top of all this comes the juice that would otherwise leave the stomach in a matter of minutes, and now it will wait its turn for hours. His “anger” over the delay is also expressed in ways already known.

The correct sequence, according to Dr Bass:

  1. Drinks are drunk 30-60 minutes before meals. Drinking 2 glasses before a meal is recommended.
  2. Fruit is always eaten on an empty stomach, never with other foods and never for dessert. When eating fruit, there are additional features that need to be considered: The melon is eaten before all other fruits, followed by acid-containing fruit such as citrus, pineapple, blackberries, grapes, pomegranate, pickles and the latter, the latter are sweet fruit (pears, sweet apples, bananas).
  3. After the fruit, you should wait 15 minutes before eating anything else. – Vegetables are eaten before starchy foods. I.e. salads and vegetable dishes should always be on the table before the main meal and not with it.
  4. Starch-containing meals are always eaten before those with a predominant protein concentration. Carbohydrate toppings like potatoes, rice, pasta and more. Are taken BEFORE meat, fish and eggs.

“And last but not least, consider the time at which food is digested. First is the one that is most easily milled, and which requires more time – the last.

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