Separate meals can be dangerous, as any severe dietary restrictions can cause health problems. For example, lead to the occurrence of chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the depletion of the digestive system. Valeologist Nadezhda Chernyshova told about this to Zvezda TV channel.
She noted that the founder of the split eating theory in the United States was naturopath Herbert Shelton, who had no medical education. At some point, his followers, who followed a very strict diet, began to die from digestive upsets. Some people, for example, ate only water and juices.
“Because of this diet, a seven-year-old girl, whose father fed her in this way for 41 days on Shelton's recommendation, died of pneumonia,” the doctor said.
Chernyshova pointed out that the human stomach and duodenum are designed in such a way that they can simultaneously digest different types of foods. Also evolutionarily people are accustomed to eating mixed foods. “If we don't add something, the body spends additional energy to compensate for the lack of this product,” she said.
The doctor added that the main thing in nutrition is not to overeat. This is especially true during the holidays.
Previously, clinical psychologist, nutritionist Ivan Alimenko said that adherence to proper nutrition can cause psychological problems.