Poor Combinations

Some food combinations can prove out to be unhealthy causing consequences like digestive un-ease, gas, bloating, stomach ache, nausea, fatigue, and problems with elimination. While short-term effects can clear up within a day or two, long-term food combining can lead to more severe problems like bad breath, dry skin, rashes, chronic inflammation, poor sleep, low energy, and chronic digestion issues.

So it is vital to know whether the given combination of food items is appropriate or not.

 Heating or Cooking with Honey

cooking_honeyHoney becomes toxic when cooked. Cooked or heated honey takes long to digest and its molecules become glued to stick to mucous membrane and lock fine channels, producing poison.

 Milk and Banana

milk_bananaAccording to Ayurveda, dairy products and bananas is the worst food combination, as it slows your digestive process and makes you feel heavy and lethargic for a long period of time.

 Fruits After a Meal

fruits_mealFruit is made up of simple sugars which are easily digested and do not need to stay in the stomach for a long period of time. When eaten with more complex foods that take longer to digest, the fruit stays in the stomach for too long and starts to ferment.

 Milk with Melons

fruits_meal Melons and milk are incompatible. Both produce a cooling effect. Melon is diuretic, and milk is laxative needing more time to digest. The action of HCl curdles the milk in the stomach. Hence it is recommended to avoid consuming sour fruits, melons, cheese, fish, yoghurt and sour cream with milk.

 Avoid Cold Water During and After Meals

cold_waterConsuming cold water during or immediately after a meal lessens the digestive power of the body. Ice-cooled water makes the digestive enzymes inactive that leads to partial digestion of food and absorption of nutrients in wrong combinations. So, it is advised to sip lukewarm water during the meal to aid digestion

 Potatoes with Fruits

cold_waterFruits (fructose) digest easily while potatoes (starchy food) take longer time to digest. There is a time difference for both the foods; hence Ayurveda suggests not eating potatoes and fruits together.