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Have you ever had indigestion, bloating and even fatigue after a big meal? If so, it could be that you just "food bombed."

Cardiologist and disease specialist Dr. Alejandro Junger says poor digestion can result from mixing different types of foods together in the same meal.

In his book, Clean Gut, Junger says each type of food requires different enzymes to be digested—so you could be asking your gut to work in too many directions at once.

For better digestion, here's his advice: Don't mix animal proteins like chicken and red meat with vegetable proteins like lentils and beans—the result can be gas and bloating. Instead, he suggests eating animal protein or vegetable protein with veggies and greens like broccoli, spinach and lettuce. 

One last tip: Dr. Junger recommends eating fruit by itself because it takes the shortest time to digest. He says if you combine it with another food that takes longer to digest, the fruit will linger in your stomach while the other food breaks down, and that can cause bloating.

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