The only criteria about mixing salad according to many people are to just throw in a couple of tasty ingredients and hope for the best.
However what many people don’t know is that some ingredients contain properties which aren’t the best thing for your health when mixed together. One example of this is tomatoes and cucumber.
These two vegetables have different digestion times, and in order to avoid health complications we must know their specific digestion time before mixing them together.
Combining foods with slow and fast digestion time increases the risk of passing in the intestine and resulting in a fermentation of the blood in your stomach, which might poison your whole body. This will lead to slow digestion of sugars and starches and will also cause gasses, swelling and pain in the abdominal area.
Aside from cucumbers and tomatoes not being a good duo, down below we have a few more tips of ingredients you should consume together:
Fruit after Meals
Fruits require a lot of digestion time and should never stay long in the stomach. Eating them right after a meal can result in “wine” in your stomach which will eventually result in digestive problems such as acid reflux.
Mac and Cheese
Although a popular combination, it should be avoided at all costs. Macaroni are packed with starch which has a different digestion time than protein, which leads to inevitable fermentation as well as digestive problems.
Meat and Cheese
This delicious omelette should be avoided because it contains too much protein in just one dish.
Vegetables and Cheese
Consuming this duo together will only result in bloating.
Bread/Noodles and Orange Juice
The acid content will destroy the enzyme responsible for starch digestion and this will result in digestive problems.
Melon and Watermelon
These fruits are meant to be consumed alone, not in combination with other fruits.
Bananas and Milk
Bananas and milk combination will significantly slow down your digestion, which is bad news if you’re someone that is trying to lose the extra weight.
Fruit and Yogurt
This combination should also be avoided at all costs as it will only result in a slowed down digestion and harmed intestinal flora, and in some cases even food poisoning.