Food combinations are the best part of our daily Indian diet. Combined food makes our taste-buds joyful. But certain foods don’t go with each other, and consuming them together can make you sick. You should definitely avoid a few bad food combinations to stay fit.
Why Should You Avoid Bad Food Combinations?
Well, bad food combinations can cause serious digestive problems. They can form acidity and upset the stomach. Some of the harmful food combinations can cause constipation or even loose motion. Consuming proteins and carbohydrates together can counter-react in your digestive pathway and make you ill. Eating serial and Juice can cause curding of the milk in your stomach and upset it.
You should always follow a balanced diet regularly. If you are thinking about losing weight, contact a dietitian first! Also, you can try different diet methods, such as a Keto Diet or Paleo Diet. Choose the one that is best suited for you!
- Lemon and Milk
Milk is really hard to digest. We all know when lemon is mixed with milk, it solidifies. Thus eating lemon with milk will cause curdling of milk in your stomach and upset it. Causing acidity and heartburn. Still, if you want to have it together, try to start with cold milk.
- Peppermint and Soda
You have seen in all the viral videos on Facebook and youtube that when mint is mixed with aerated drinks, it causes the glass to explode out of the bottle literally. Imagine having that in your stomach! Some say that if mint and soda are mixed in a particular proportion, it can form cyanide. It’s always better to stay safe than sorry.
- Proteins and Carbs
The mouth-watering ‘burger and fries’ combination the fast-food chains give us might not be good for your health. The digestion place and procedure of these two are entirely different. The carbohydrate digests mainly in the small intestine, whereas the protein is outlined in the stomach. When you eat both protein and carbohydrates together, they counteract. The carbohydrate ferments, while the protein purifier. This can cause gas and bloat and even lower your blood sugar level.
- Salad and low-fat dressing
The first food that comes to mind when we think about losing weight is a salad with low dressing. Though it seems like a healthy choice, it lacks vital nutrients as your body does not take nutrients from vegetables without fat. So in this food combination, you are not giving your body carotenoids like alpha/beta carotene and lycopene.
- Milk and Banana
We all love an occasional Banana smoothie. But Milk and banana cause heaviness to the stomach and creates toxicity. This combination will make your mind weak and your body limp, so if you want a banana smoothie, make sure to add green cardamom, nutmeg powder, and cinnamon powder. This will add digestion to the smoothie.
- Dalia and Juice
Most of us love to have a bowl of Dalia with a glass of orange Juice at breakfast. We think it is a healthy choice, but we are wrong. This food combination makes our blood sugar level high instantly; after a little time, the blood sugar level drops drastically. Such drastic changes in the blood sugar level are not good for your health.
- Yogurt and fruit
Mixed fruit and yogurt are a perfect summertime snack, but this may not be a healthy choice. But the acid from the fruit and the yogurt protein makes the entire dish toxic. It can even lead to food allergies. This is even harmful to your digestive system.
- Cheese and Meat
Those mouth-watering cheesy meatballs, cheese, and meat omelets meet in fondue, and we love the combination of cheese and meat. While cheese and meat are our favorites, not having them together might be a good decision. Meat and cheese have a very high protein content, so it is difficult to digest them. This is one of the bad food combinations that can cause serious health damage!
- Cereal and Juice
Most of us start our day with a bowl of milk cereal and a glass of fresh Juice. We consider it the best choice for breakfast. However, this bad food combination is not good for your health. Milk contains casein, and Juice contains acid; combining them will curdle the dairy and destroy the enzyme of the Juice. So always try to have Juice at least one hour before or after having cereal.
We have told you about nine bad food combinations that can cause food poisoning. Therefore, try to avoid them for a food-poisoning-free life. As we have different food choices, we also have foreign digesting power. Always be careful about your preferences for bad food combinations.
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