Many people think that mixing any fruit with any vegetable is completely OK, but according to experts, some combinations can be extremely dangerous for our health. Just like we all know that there are many medications which shouldn’t be mixed, the same goes for fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are definitely healthy, but some of them should never be mixed or you’ll definitely suffer the consequences.
Take tomatoes and cucumbers for example – we often prepare a salad from them and not think much of it, but actually, we’re making a big mistake. Both ingredients have different digestion times in our body – while one is digested fast, the other digests pretty slowly, which can have detrimental effects on our digestive health. The slowly digested ingredient ends up rotting in your stomach, increasing the risk of numerous health problems.
Avoid eating fruit after a meal!
Another mistake we all make is eating fruit after a meal. Sure, fruits contain an abundance of important nutrients, but eating them after meals will leave their sugar, starches and protein in our stomach for too long, resulting in longer digestion and starting a fermentation process that is likely to harm your health.
Here are 7 common food combinations you should never try:
Mac and cheese
Mac’n’cheese is a popular American meal, but that doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. Macaroni contain a lot of starch which is slowly digested in the body than the protein from cheese. These can lead to fermentation in your stomach and a variety of digestive problems.
Cheese and vegetables
Consuming cheese and vegetables will only make you bloated and harm your digestion.
Cheese and meat
Both ingredients have a lot of protein which can overwork your digestive system and cause a variety of problems.
Watermelon and melon
If you love melons, you can safely eat them, but make sure not to make the mistake of mixing different melons.
Orange juice and bread or noodles
These ingredients should never be mixed as they will destroy the enzymes in your body which digest starch, resulting in various health problems.
Bananas and milk
Many people drink a banana and milk shake, but this combination will only slow your digestion and cause numerous problems.
Fruit and yogurt
This combination can also slow down your digestion, and even destroy your intestinal flora. Although a favorite breakfast of many people around the world, yogurt and fruits aren’t meant to be mixed.
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