Separate meals have long been a popular type of diet, which implies the consumption of fats, carbohydrates and proteins at different times. However, according to nutritionist Nuria Dianova, this type of eating behavior does not have any benefit for the body.
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Supporters of the theory of the benefits of separate nutrition argue that it is difficult for the human stomach to simultaneously digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins when they immediately enter the body. It is this process that they associate with the active deposition of fat masses, which are supposedly formed from undigested food. According to the expert, such statements have nothing to do with reality. “The pancreas in our body is a universal fighter, capable of simultaneously producing all the enzymes that are necessary for the breakdown of all trace elements,” emphasizes Dianova.
According to the doctor, protease, amylase and lipase – enzymes that help to process fats, proteins and carbohydrates, can be produced at the same time and excreted along with gastric juice. “For this reason, the juice produced by the pancreas allows you to break down any product, regardless of what trace elements it contains. Therefore, separate feeding does not have any logical or evidence base at its core, ”she says.
In addition, the specialist recalled that the body of each person is unique, and therefore needs different amounts of proteins, carbohydrates or fats.