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Avoid These 20 Common Food Combos, Here's Why

Some foods are good for us when eaten individually, but not when combined. Here's a list of food combinations you should be careful of. Come and check them out!

1. Bananas And Milk

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Although the banana-and-milk diet has been popular since the 1930s, it's not all that healthy. This combination is said to make your body feel heavy and can even slow down your mind. Therefore, it might be a good idea to eat these foods at different times of the day.

2. Beans And Cheese

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Beans and grilled cheese on toast are among the most popular breakfast choices for many, but this combination can put a lot of pressure on your stomach. Although it's not going to lead to anything fatal, it's better to keep your stomach light.

3. Meat And Potato

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The combination of meat and potatoes not only adds excess calories and fat but also interferes with digestion. Having two organs working at the same time, meat digested in the stomach and potato in the small digestive tract, can mess up the body. Therefore, it's best to minimize this dangerous combination.

4. Fruit And Yogurt

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Parfaits are such a favorite breakfast food, but they can have some side effects. When fruit and yogurt are combined, they can produce cold-like symptoms, such as sinus congestion. You can try using raisins, cinnamon, and honey instead of fruit in yogurt.

5. Mint And Aerated Drinks

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Just like adding Mentos to Coca-Cola, mixing mint with aerated drinks can produce an explosion, and there are even rumors that the two things combined can produce cyanide. So if you don't want to cause a stir, try to avoid mixing these two together.

6. Oatmeal And Orange Juice

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Orange juice and oatmeal are both great breakfast options, but their combination may not be that healthy. The acidity in citrus can decompose the compound used to process oats, and when milk is added, this combo may cause stomach problems like acid reflux. It is advisable to have some orange juice 20 minutes before you eat.

7. Meat And Cheese

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Meat and cheese is another high-protein combination, and as mentioned above, too much protein isn't that good for you. It is recommended that you substitute some vegetables for meat or cheese and enjoy as a light snack.

8. Fruit And Meal

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Fruit is good for you, but eating it with a meal can backfire. Some people claim that eating fruit during meals slows digestion, leading to bloating and an upset stomach. You can enjoy some fruit 30 minutes before each meal for better digestion.

9. Protein And Protein

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Although protein is good for you, two kinds of protein, like the common bacon-and-sausage combination, can strain your stomach and zap your energy. For better absorption, try having some carbs before you eat your protein.

10. Pasta And Tomatoes

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Tomatoes and pasta are loved by many people, but that doesn't mean the combination is all good. Pasta is rich in starchy carbs, which are difficult to digest, and high-acid tomatoes will only further hinder the digestion of starch, which in turn leads to bloating.

11. Muffins And Juice

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Muffins and juice are a common breakfast combination, but the high sugar content can make you feel tired quickly. Plus, this combination contains a lot of extra carbs instead of the protein and fiber you need, which will quickly lower your blood sugar.

12. Burger And Fries

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It's not surprising that burgers and fries are a combo to avoid. Large amounts of starch, fat, and carbs can turn a seemingly satisfying meal into a health killer. Remember not to eat these two calorie bombs together, especially at night.

13. Milk And Citrus

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If you have a weak stomach or are lactose intolerant, please try not to add lemon into your milk. By doing so, the milk can become curdled, which can lead to acid reflux and other stomach problems. It is better not to take such a risk.

14. Pizza And Soda

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Pizza and soda may seem like the perfect combination, but they can actually put a lot of stress on your body. It takes a lot of energy to digest the carbs and starch in pizza, and the sugar in soda can slow down digestion. So after eating this combo for lunch, your organs will be exhausted all afternoon.

15. Lemons And Tomatoes

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One type of acidic food is enough for the stomach, let alone two. Combining tomatoes with lemon or lemon sauce can cause unnecessary gastrointestinal problems, so it's best to eat them separately.

16. Cheese And Cayenne

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Cayenne alone is more than enough for the stomach, let alone with cheese. The combination of spicy and dairy products not only causes inflammation, but also overloads the stomach.

17. Milk And Tea

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Adding milk to your tea may make the taste richer, but it may not be the best choice for your health. This combo halves tea's health benefits and reduces the value of its original structure.

18. Almonds And Cashews

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Almonds and cashews both provide protein and healthy fats, but eating them raw can be dangerous. Raw almonds contain dangerous cyanide and raw cashews contain toxic ivy, so eating them together raises the risk of getting sick.

19. Beverages And Food

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Beverages and food are such a standard combo, but surprisingly it's not healthy. Drinks dilute stomach acid, plus it's easy to feel full while you're eating with a drink, but you'll soon feel hungry and crave more snacks.

20. Limes And Cough Medicine

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Lime can relieve the bitter taste of cough medicine, but it's best not to take medicine and lime at the same time. The main reason is that lime blocks the enzymes needed to break down the drug, causing it to build up in the blood and leading to side effects.

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