Ayurveda suggests eating food based on its natural quality and a better understanding of your body type. It is best to consume food items that suit you the best according to your digestion, body type, and health status.
Many people consume the wrong food combinations daily without realising how bad it is for their bodies. Such a long-term habit of eating incompatible foods can lead to multiple health issues. Thus, learn about these wrong combinations that Ayurveda recommends to stay away from for better health.
According to Ayurveda, each food has a different rasa (taste), guna (property), virya (potency), and vipaka (post digestion effect). Consuming food with opposite qualities can diminish your digestive fire (jatharagni) and cause digestive problems like bloating, gas, indigestion, and accumulation of toxins inside the body. So, understanding the food combination can give you a better understanding of keeping your health on track.
Here are the 5 wrong food combinations to stay healthy:
1. Milk with banana:
Don’t get surprised, but yes, your banana milkshake is not a healthy drink to have every day! As per Ayurvedic principles, bananas & milk are hard to digest together. These two have a sweet taste and cooling potency but have different post-digestive effects. Due to this, it gets hard on digestion and diminishes the digestive fire (agni).
A regular intake of such combinations as a banana milkshake or milk with a banana can weaken digestion. Later, it leads to the accumulation of toxins inside the body, which can further cause several health issues like chest congestion, allergies, or skin problems.
2. Milk with melon:
Avoid eating milk & melon together as they are also not a good combination for digestion. Milk & melon have cooling properties but having this combination causes milk to curdle and cause trouble digesting it well. So, Ayurveda always advises avoiding the combination of fruits (esp. sour fruit) with milk.
3. Curd/Yogurt with sweet fruits:
It is one of the famous combinations people consume in the form of fruit yogurt or fruit raita. There is no big harm in taking such combinations once in a while if you can digest them without any digestive issues. But, it would be best if you avoided this combination regularly. As per Ayurvedic principles, it can increase the Kapha dosha and may cause cold or trigger asthma. You must avoid this combination if you are a Kapha Prakriti person or frequently suffer from cold or respiratory issues.
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