All-natural fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you might not be aware that you’re not supposed to mix certain ones! Take cucumbers and tomatoes for example.
Cucumbers and tomatoes are awesome for our body. They are both packed full of water, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. However, you’re not supposed to mix them at the same time! This is because one of them has a fast digestion rate, and the other one has a slow digestion rate! When we consume foods with such a difference in digestion rates it causes a lot of side effects. The lighter ingredient will end up passing in the intestine as the first one is completely digested. The results in the fermentation of the food in your stomach, making it potentially poisonous to you!
Experts warn that cucumbers and tomatoes are not compatible and should never be consumed together. This is a shock because these two ingredients are very popular in American salads. According to the experts, when these 2 ingredients reach the stomach a fermentation process begins. This releases acid into the abdominal cavity for digestion and can cause numerous digestive issues.
It is bad because it will cause food fermentation in the stomach, slow down the digestion and the fermentation of sugars and starches and may even cause gases, swelling, and stomach pain.
Other food combinations which we should avoid making are:
Fruits after a meal
Fruits take a lot of time to be digested and if you eat them after a meal, you might get acid reflux and some digestive issues.
Macaroni and cheese (and macaroni and meat)
Macaroni is rich in starch, with a different digestion time than protein, and can cause fermentation and digestive problems.
Meat and cheese
Avoid putting too much protein in one meal and opt for only one type of protein.
Bread or noodles with orange juice
The acid content that will digest the juice may destroy the enzyme responsible for the starch digestion.
Veggies and cheese
When you combine cheese and vegetables, you increase the risk of bloating.
Melon and watermelon
These fruits are meant to be consumed alone, not in combination with other fruits.
Fruits and yogurt
It harms the intestinal flora.
Bananas and milk
It slows down digestion.
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