Sometimes even the healthiest of foods we use to eat combined with others can ruin all that healthiness you were aiming for. Pay attention to these common 10 food combinations that seem normal but are actually terrible for your health.
Of course, one cup of hot chocolate a week won’t harm you, but you should be careful with it, especially if you have kidney problems. If that’s the case, replace regular milk you add to cocoa with skim milk.
So, if you like to have some yogurt early in the day, either go for plain natural Greek version or add dry apricots or plums to it to avoid health problems.
Many vitamins and other valuable nutrients that are found in vegetables and greens require fats for proper absorption. Whenever you dress your salads with lemon or vinegar only, you deprive yourself of a lot of healthy food elements.
The starch pasta is so rich in needs alkalotic digestive fluids, and the proteins from meat demand acidic ones. When you mix them, they get stuck in your stomach and can cause heartburn, belching, gas, and other unpleasant consequences. To avoid all that pain, try having durum wheat pasta as a separate dish or combine it with herb sauces.
Eggs and bacon combined are rich in protein, and scientists believe that this is not so good for your health. Your body spends a lot of energy on digesting such products.
Scientists recommend drinking milk separately, 1-1.5 hours after your meal. Try using heat to help break down the phytic acid – boil bran beforehand.
Cereal combined with orange juice, especially in the morning, won’t bring you the boost of energy you expect but may cause discomfort and heaviness in your stomach.
Cocoa + milk 0:56
Fruit + yogurt 1:46
Salad + lemon or vinegar dressing 2:30
Cheese pasta + tomatoes 3:13
Pasta + minced meat 3:57
Eggs + bacon 4:38
Bran + milk 5:57
Cereal + orange juice 6:45
Pizza + soda 7:24
Wheat bread + jam 8:33
-When combined with calcium, the acid cocoa is rich in contributes to the formation of oxalate crystals, which are bad for your kidneys in excessive amounts.
-Dairy foods alone can worsen symptoms of allergies, block sinuses and be congestive. Fresh fruits added to them only make things worse.
-Whenever you dress your salads with lemon or vinegar only, you deprive yourself of a lot of healthy food elements.
-Cheese pasta and tomatoes slow down starch digestion.
-When you mix digestive fluids and proteins from meat, they get stuck in your stomach and can cause heartburn, belching, gas, and other unpleasant consequences.
-When you have eggs and bacon for breakfast, you deprive yourself of the energy you need so much at the start of the day.
-The phytic acid found in bran forms insoluble compounds when it’s combined with calcium and magnesium. It also makes these minerals inaccessible to your body.
-The acids in orange juice drastically lower the activity of the enzyme that is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates.
-Carbs, proteins, and starch in pizza combined with sugar in soda will give you stomach heaviness and bloating.
-Wheat flour combined with sweets will give you a boost of energy for just a short time, and then exhaustion and bad mood will take its place.
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