Food & Diet

8 Harmful Food Combinations You Should Avoid

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Sometimes the tastiest food combination that we often believe are good for us could actually be harming our health. When two or more foods that have different taste and post-digestive effect are combined, the digestive system can become over-stressed, the enzyme system inhibited, leading to production of toxins. However, not all those foods are harmful, and when eaten separately, they can be very healthy for your digestive system as well as beneficial for your overall health. Poor food combining, according to the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas formation; and if that way of eating is prolonged it can cause toxemia and disease. There are numerous harmful food combinations, but in this list you will find the most common combinations eaten by Americans.

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1. Fruit after a meal

Fruit on its own is great and eating it can protect you from disease due to the fruits high levels of antioxidants. Eating plenty of fruit can boost your immune system and digestive health. Fruit contains simple sugars, which makes it easily digestible and fruit doesn’t stay long in your stomach.

On the other hand, if you eat fruits very soon after having a regular meal (that is either high in fat, protein or starch) will potentially wreck havoc on your digestive system. Namely, when fruits are combined with foods that require more time to be digested, they also stay in the stomach much longer than they usually would, which means that the fruit sugar will also linger in your stomach for too long. This may not seem too scary to you, but it actually is, because if sugar stays too long in the stomach, it gets fermented and produces unwanted products which will later have to be detoxified by the liver.

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