Many people often eat food in combination such as milk with fruit, fruits in salads, cheese with meat, and so on. However, not many of them know that these combinations are dangerous to people’s health as they can forbid the digestive processes and cause stomach problems such as heavy, lethargic, nausea, fatigue, and bloated. But, do you know which food combinations you should avoid? Scroll down.
- Fruit and Vegetable
Fruit and vegetable require different digestive processes. It is said that half of the fruits consumed will be digested when they reach the stomach. Therefore, it is absorbed quicker than vegetables. Moreover, fruits are rich in sugar, which can prevent the digestion of vegetables. Remarkably, it is recommended that carrot and orange should not mix because they can lead to excess bile reflux and heartburn.
- Yogurt and Fruit
According to Ayurveda theory, combining dairy with sour fruits may prevent digestion, cause sinus congestion, produce toxins, diminish digestive fire, and even lead to allergies. Furthermore, it is necessary to avoid eating cold yogurt with fruits. However, if you cannot resist consuming this combination, you can mix room temperature unflavored yogurt with honey, raisins, and cinnamon and enjoy.
- Cereal/ Oatmeal and Milk/ Orange Juice
Cereal or oatmeal should not be mixed with milk or orange juice because acids in orange juice may destroy enzyme in grain responsible for digesting starches. Besides, acidic juice can turn milk into a kind of heavy mucus-forming substance and cause difficulties to the digestive process. Therefore, if you want to have both cereal and orange juice for your breakfast, you should drink this juice half an hour before having oatmeal.
- Meat Omelet and Cheese
Protein should not be combined with protein. A single protein is much easier to digest than the combined one. Also, the single protein requires less energy to be totally distributed. Therefore, you are advised to use veggie omelet instead of meat one.
- Cheese and Beans
This combination is prevalent in Mexican cuisine. However, it is demonstrated to cause bloating and gas. It is especially dangerous for those with weak digestive systems. Thereby, remove the cheese and even tomatoes from your meal to ensure your health and detox your body.
- Starchy and High Protein Foods
Vegetables such as potatoes, corns, black-eyed peas, cowpeas, water chestnuts, etc. are starchy and should not be mixed with high protein foods, including raisins, spinach, broccoli, guava, and so on. The combination of plantains and green bananas is even prohibited. The reason is that your body needs to produce different bases to digest these foods. An acidic base is essential to digest proteins, while starches need an alkaline base.
- Milk and Bananas
This kind of combination is said to be one of the most toxic. Ayurveda lists this mixture as one of the heaviest and toxin-forming foods people have ever eaten. It is supposed to create heaviness in the body and slow down the mind. If you are a fan of milk-based banana smoothies, make sure that banana is very ripe and add cardamom and nutmeg to stimulate digestion.
- Cheese Pasta Sauce and Tomato
Tomato is a kind of acidic food and should not be mixed with pasta or other starchy carbs. Remember that saturating acids with carbohydrates is taboo in food combining theory. Furthermore, adding dairy to this mixture is prohibited because it can cause after-meal fatigue and many other digestive problems. Therefore, consume pasta in combination with grilled veggies or pesto to ensure your digestive and overall health.
- Fish and Milk
Food combining theory suggests that mixing milk with any non-vegan food, including meat, fish, and chicken, is harmful. These foods are heating, while dairy or milk is cooling; thereby, the consumption of these ingredients in a meal will cause toxins and blockages in your body. Avoid it, or you will get many other unpredictable consequences.
- Food and Juice
Drinking juice or water during the meal is one of the worst habits that will destroy your digestive system. Water can dilute acids in your stomach, so it slows down the digestive process of other foods by reducing the effectiveness in breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. For this reason, you should drink water 10 minutes before eating to ensure a strong stomach.
Above are dangerous food combinations you should avoid to ensure a toxic-free body. These recipes are not only adverse but also deadly. If you have any questions or comments, let us know by commenting on the box below. All content provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you. Thanks for reading.
This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues.