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There are some foods that just don’t go together, like soda and beans. But did you know that a number of other food combinations might make you sick?
You probably have painful gas, heartburn, and an upset stomach. As if that was not bad enough, you are not getting the full benefits of proper nutrition because of faulty digestion.
Here are 10 food combinations to avoid like the plague. Your health will benefit a lot.
When you don’t have time in the morning, it’s common to put a sandwich together for a quick on-the-go breakfast. But a cheese sandwich isn’t the best choice. Bread has simple carbs that prevent you from digesting the calcium in the cheese properly. If instant coffee is added to the mix, you won’t see any health benefits whatsoever. For people who can’t give up cheese sandwiches, it’s best to replace the coffee with green or white tea.
1. Fruit with food
Lots of people finish their meal by having a piece of fruit. The problem here is that normally fruit is easily digested but if taken on top of a hefty meal of pasta and meat, then it will stay far too long in the digestive tract. It will ferment and cause some damage to your intestines. That is why fruit is much better as a healthy snack between meals.
“Eat melon alone, or leave it alone, or your stomach will moan.”- Dr. Mercola, nutrition expert
The experts say that ham and melon would be digestive suicide but try telling that to Italians who adore that combination!
Though this combination might be popular for a summer salad, new research from Northwest A&F University in China shows that the combination of these 2 vegetables might disturb your body’s biochemical pathways. This causes swelling and excessive calcination, which in turn keeps you from digesting the vitamins in the vegetables properly. It’s best to eat these two foods separately.
2. Alcohol and food
Drinking a bottle or two of wine with your meal can wreck your digestive system. This sort of heavy drinking can lead to stomach ulcers and damage to the pancreas, among other things. It also makes it really difficult for the body to absorb all the nutrients. So, a glass of wine is OK with a meal but when you are opening a second bottle, then you might want to think again.
3.Yogurt and fruit
According to Ayurveda’s dieting principles, mixing sour fruits with yogurt can disturb digestion and also nasal congestion, coughs, and allergies. You can sweeten the sour fruit by adding a teaspoon of honey and also add in some raisins if you cannot go without yogurt. Why not watch the video where Dr. John Douillard explains some of the principles of Ayurveda dieting.
4.Potatoes and meat
Everyone loves a good steak with fries, but your body doesn’t. This food combination is very heavy. Potatoes have starch, which needs alkalotic digestive fluids. The proteins in meat need acidic digestive fluids. When brought together, they might get stuck inside your stomach and cause gas, belching, heartburn, and other disorders.