Eating fruits and veggies on a regular basis is considered as one of the best things you can do for your health, and for a very good reason. However, they shouldn’t be experimented with, since combining certain fruits or veggies may provide the opposite effect. Not only mixing the wrong ingredients can be unhealthy and detrimental, but it can be fatal in certain instances, too. While there are different views on food combination, there are some points that most researchers agree on. Here are the foods that should be never mixed or experimented with:
Carrots and Oranges
While carrots and oranges are often used together and pair quite well, this combination may result in excess bile reflux and heartburn. Although rare, problems like kidney damage and other serious issues are also possible.
Lemon and Papaya
Consuming lemon and papaya together affect your haemoglobin levels and may cause anaemia. Avoid consuming this mix, especially when feeding your children.
Banana and Pudding
This combination is pretty difficult to digest and it tends to slow down your mind, too. What`s more, it is believed to stimulate the production of toxins, which can be fatal for infants.
Milk and Orange
Although most people add orange juice to their morning cereal, this is a wrong thing to do! It makes it hard for the stomach to process the starch from the cereal and once it gets combined with milk, it causes even more serious problems in the long run.
Milk and Pineapple
The high bromelain content in pineapple must never get mixed with milk. The combination of brolemain and milk is likely to cause problems like diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, infections, and debilitating headaches.
Banana and Guava
Ultimately, the combination of banana and guava has been shown to cause gasses and acidosis, which in turn leads to symptoms like headaches and nausea.
Experts also recommend avoiding the combination of certain fruits and veggies. On the other hand, fruit & fruit combination is much safer as long as you adhere to the tips below:
Sweet: Combine sweet fruits like apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, plums, and bananas.
Acidic: Feel free to mix oranges, blueberries, kiwis, grapefruit, lemon, and grapes, all of which are loaded with citric acid.
Semi-Acidic: Fruits like strawberries, apples, mango, and raspberry are low in acid and can be safely combined.
Neutral: The list of neutral ingredients includes almonds, avocado, peanuts, walnuts, coconut, and more.