Its goal is to keep the pH of the meals the most neutral possible through an appropriate combination of substances that prevents blood acidity and fermentation, in order to facilitate the digestive process, thus reducing the energy consumption by the human body.
The practitioner of this diet should not mix one kind of cereal with other kind of cereal, not fat with sugar, nor any acidic food with other acidic food. Rice and beans, which is a traditional Brazilian dish, do not combine.
Three meals a day are recommended, four and a half hours apart with no snacks in between. Fruit, which represent half of the diet, should be consumed together with meals, not as snacks or desserts.
There are some restrictions, such as not consuming alcoholic beverages and pork. Other tips are drinking a glass of water immediately upon rising and another before going to sleep, and not eating red meat before a fight.
Below are listed the major groups of food with their respective combinations:
|Foods that combine with each other and those of Group B|
|Fats and Oils|
|Butter and margarine||Oil||Olive oil|
|Brazil nuts||Dried coconut||Wheat germ|
|Greens and vegetables|
|Lettuce||Artichoke||Heart of palm|
|Red vine spinach||Red, green, yellow pepper||Radish|
|Foods that do not combine with each other|
|Pasta||Manioc flour||Wheat and derivatives|
|Foods that combine with each other and one more from Group B, so long as they are not prepared with fat|
|Sweet lime||Sugar apple||Fried or cooked banana|
|Sugar in general||Jackfruit||Sugarcane juice|
|Yellow cheeses||Apple*||Fresh fig|
|Cream cheese||Açaí||Green coconut|
|Persimmon||Fresh white cheese||Guava*|
Note: Combining the fruits marked with an * is inadvisable.
|These foods do not combine with each other or any other|
|Tropical abricot||Passion fruit||Lime|
|Food from Group B||Raw or crushed banana||Egg yolks|
|All milk derivatives (except curds and yoghurt)|
|Food from Group A||Avocado||Oily fruits|
|Olives||Sweets||Sugar in general|
|Oil and fats||Egg whites||Any kind of meat|
|Foods from Group B||Raw or rushed banana||Avocado|
|Pumpkin||Egg yolk||Cooked or fried apple|
|Milk and derivatives (except butter)|
|Greens||Sweet fruit||Apple juice|
|Oil and fats||Egg whites||Meats|
|Butter||Curds and yoghurt|
|Reminder: Raw or cooked egg yolk, green coconut, coffee and an array of different teas are compatible with any food being neutral|