Indigestion is a common problem that we all face. There are times when we eat perfectly normal and healthy foods but still get acidity or bloating, which leaves us wondering why. You could have had foods that you regularly eat, so what went wrong? Well, the food itself could not be the culprit but it is other foods you paired it with that would be the problem. Food combinations have a bigger effect on our system than we realise. Wrong food pairing can lead to bloating, constipation, acidity, fatigue, heartburn and other digestive issues. So, it is important to know what foods you should not eat together if you have a weak digestive system.
Here're 5 Food Combinations That May Lead To Indigestion:
1. Meat And Carbs
What? No chicken and roti? Surprisingly, this combination is bad for digestion. Animal proteins and carbohydrates do not make a great match. Dicfferent enzymes are required to breakdown these different foods. When combined together, it is difficult to digest the two food groups. It may lead to indigestion in the digestive tract.
2. Fruit And Dairy
Dairy products like milk and yogurt contain animal proteins, and when combined with fruits, can lead to fermentation in the body. It's best to avoid combining fruits with dairy if you constantly suffer from acidity and other such problems. Sorry, we know how much you love your smoothies!
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3. Fluids And Food
Any kind of drink, be it water, juice or coffee, should be avoided along with meals. The digestive enzymes can dilute and impact the digestion process. It's best to leave a gap of at least 30 minutes between your drink and meal.
4. Fruit and Carbs
Fruit porridge and cereals are a popular breakfast option but you should know that fruits digest faster than other carb-rich foods. So, the difference in the digestion process of the different foods may cause some issues. It's always best to eat fruits separately, preferably on an empty stomach in the morning.
5. Melon And Other Fruits
You'll be surprised to know that melon takes a longer time to digest than other fruits. So, it is advisable to eat it alone, not with any fruit, or for that matter, any food. Give some time gap between melon and other meals.
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It's important to mention here that these food combinations don't necessarily pose a threat to your health. But if you regularly face acidity and other digestive issues, it might be a good idea to avoid these pairings to see if it works and makes you feel any better.
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