Cucumbers and tomatoes are awesome for our body. These 2 vegetables are both packed full of water, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. Yet, 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 ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴᴏᴜs to you!
Another combination to look out for…
Avoid Fruit After a Meal?
Fruit contains simple sugars that require no digestion. So, they will not stay for a long time in the stomach. Other foods, such as foods rich in fat, protein, and starch, will stay in the stomach for a longer period of time because of the fact that they require more digestion.
Thus if you eat fruit after a meal, the fruit sugar will stay for too long in the stomach and ferment.
Here are 7 more combinations of food to avoid:
1. Meat and Cheese
This is another combination which should be avoided because it is never a good idea to put too much protein in the
2. Mac and Cheese
I know I know…besides the fact that mac and cheese is a popular meal, it shouldn’t be consumed. This is because macaroni are rich in starch, which has a different digestion time than protein. Hence, this combo will result in fermentation and digestive problems.
3. Vegetables and Cheese
Consuming this duo together will only result in bloating.
4. Bread/Noodles and Orange Juice
Never mix noodles and bread with orange juice, because the acid needed to digest the juice might diminish the enzyme whose role is starch digestion.
5. Bananas and Milk
This combination should be also avoided because, besides the good taste, it slows down the digestion.
6. Melon and Watermelon
Never eat watermelon and melon together because they are meant to be consumed alone.
7. Fruit and Yogurt
This WAS my favorite breakfast of all time (with some raw granola and honey). Unfortunately, it slows down your digestion and harms your intestinal flora. Truth is, I still eat this, can’t be perfect all the time.