We often do not think about the topic of combinations of foods that we include in our diet. Meanwhile, it is very important, the compatibility (incompatibility) of products affects our health and our weight.
By making some changes to our diet, we can significantly improve it. This is not about eating less, but about “eating better”.
Discover 7 combinations of products that are best avoided.
Why do you need to learn how to combine products correctly?
If we do this, we will get the following results:
- Normal, fast enough digestion of food without increased acidity, without increased gas formation and flatulence.
- Less sleepiness after eating and more energy.
- Normalization of weight (weight loss, if the weight is superfluous, and weight gain, if it, on the contrary, is not enough).
- The best work of the intestines.
And also the general condition of the body will improve and chronic diseases will recede if we suffer them.
Not very healthy combinations of products
Ideally, you should avoid combining too many foods in one meal. A classic example of such a harmful food intake is banquets. After all, there are usually a lot of dishes prepared from little compatible products and eat at banquets, as a rule, too much.
So, which of the combinations of products most harm our health?
1.Melon and Watermelon
Melon and watermelon and an example of combinations of products
These fruits, which are often served for dessert or included in salads, are found to be harmful to mix with any other products.
They are rich in water and fiber, they have a lot of vitamins and minerals, but they are by nature “cold”, and therefore they need to be separately, on an empty stomach.
- It is best to eat them a couple of hours after breakfast or lunch, without mixing with other foods and even with water.
Protein and starch are one of the least useful combinations of products
This is one of the most harmful combinations of foods, it slows down digestion and causes weight gain.
- Protein (proteins): meat, fish, eggs, milk and dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
- Starch: cereals and products, flour products (pasta, bread, pastries), potatoes, rice, some vegetables (pumpkin, carrots, yams, beets, artichokes), corn, peas.
The usual combination of meat with potatoes, rice, etc. is not the very useful dish. It is much better to combine meat (and products containing starch) with salad and cabbage.
Milk and dairy products
Milk and dairy products and an example of combinations of products
Milk protein is significantly different from other proteins, so milk cannot be combined with any other products. Milk should be drunk (if, of course, you do not have problems with its assimilation) separately from them.
Dairy products, such as yogurt or cheese, cannot be eaten with products containing starch.
It is also bad (although many are used to it) to put sugar in yogurt.
Fruits for food
The habit of eating fruit for dessert is not as healthy as many people think. Especially if before that we ate products containing starch. In this case, the sugar contained in the fruit is fermented in the stomach, and this makes digestion difficult.
But some fruits are well-eaten after meat or fish with salad (but then the menu should not have potatoes and other products containing starch).
The protein of meat or fish combines well with pineapple and papaya. These tropical fruits are rich in enzymes that improve digestion.
It is not necessary to drink fruit after eating or after eating fruit juices, because in them, as in fruits, sugar is contained.
Different types of protein
Types of protein and example of combinations of products
One portion of a protein dish, say, for lunch is enough to ensure that the food was balanced. Therefore, do not mix different types of protein products, for example, meat with legumes.
Each product has its own characteristics, and the requirements for digestion are different for them. By mixing products, we interfere with the digestive process.
Vegetables do not combine with all products
Vegetables can be eaten with many products. But there are exceptions:
- Sweet fruit
- Watermelon and melon
Water with food
Water and an example of combinations of products
Every day you need to drink from one to two liters of water. But many people do it wrong because they drink a lot of water for food and right after it.
As a result of mixing water with gastric juice and digestible food, there is a feeling of heaviness in the stomach and bloating.
It is best to drink water with an empty stomach: on an empty stomach, a couple of hours after breakfast and lunch.