10 Dangerous Food Combinations To Avoid August 8, 2016

We are used to eating food in combinations- cheese with meat, fruits in salads, milk with fruit. But did you know modern hygienists, physiologists, and Ayurveda slams these combinations as harmful? These food combinations often make you feel bloated and heavy and lethargic.

They inhibit digestive processes and lead to stomach ache, nausea, fatigue and difficulty to eliminate waste.

Here are some deadly food combinations to avoid while you are planning your meals.

1. Carbs And Animal Protein:

Carbs And Animal Protein

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When you eat a carbohydrate with protein (such as meat with potatoes or bread) they counteract- protein putrefies and carbohydrate ferments. This leads to gas, bloating and flatulence. Those who have eaten this combination for years may have developed immunity, but it is better to eat complementary combinations like beans and rice which is a good combination.

2. Two High Proteins:

Two High Proteins

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Surf and turf, bacon and eggs- these are all popular combinations containing two high protein sources. This taxes the digestive system and takes a long time to digest. To avoid this, eat your meals in courses- keeping light proteins first and meat later and never wait more than 10 minutes between each course.

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3. Food And Water/Juice:

Food And WaterJuice

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Drinking water or juice with your meal is one of the most toxic food combinations. Water dilutes your stomach acids and reduces their effectiveness in breaking down proteins, carbohydrates and fats. So drink water 10 minutes before the meal. This’ll keep you from overeating or diluting stomach enzymes.

4. Fruit With Meal:


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Who doesn’t love some peppy mango salsa with fish or strawberries in their salads. But this is a bad combination as fruit- which otherwise passes quickly through the digestive system– is detained in the system and the sugar in it starts to ferment.

5. Yogurt With Fruit:

Yogurt With Fruit

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Yogurt contains plenty of bacteria which will act on the sugar present in fruits. This results in toxins, cold, allergies. You can avoid this problem by using unflavored yogurt at room temperature and mix in honey, cinnamon or raisins instead of fresh fruit.

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6. Cereal With Milk And Orange Juice:

Cereal With Milk And Orange Juice

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Milk contains casein, and orange juice contains acid. Together, they curdle the dairy and also destroy the enzyme present in the starchy cereal. To avoid this, have fruit juice at least an hour before or after the cereals.

7. Banana And Milk:

Banana And Milk

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There are very few people on earth who don’t like banana milkshake. But this also makes for a dangerous food combination, as it sits heavy in your stomach. Try to avoid this combination; if you cannot resist a milkshake, add a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to stimulate your digestive system.

8. Beans And Cheese:

Beans And Cheese

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This is a very common combination in Mexican cuisine. Cheese, beans, hot sauce and guacamole- this is a surefire recipe of bloating, gas and other digestion related problems. However, unlike the common notion, beans by themselves do not give you gas. So try to separate the cheese from beans if you have a weak digestive system.

9. Tomatoes And Pasta:

Tomatoes And Pasta

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No pasta is complete without tomatoes, cheese sauce or meat. However, all of these wreak havoc on your digestive system. Tomato has acids which weaken the enzyme in starchy pasta, curdles the dairy in cheese. Meat and carbs are also another bad combination that makes this fare very difficult to digest. So try to stick to pesto sauce to avoid after meal fatigue.

10. Cheese And Meat:

Cheese And Meat

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Cheesy meatballs, meat in fondue, cheese and meat omelet- these all are very high in protein content. Naturally, it is very difficult to digest. So instead, stick to chopped vegetables in fondue, avoid cheese in meatballs and cut down the meat in omelet.

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Now that you are aware of the ten deadly food combinations, avoid them to lead a toxic-free life. If you know any other food combination that can be harmful, do let us know by commenting in the box below.

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