Do We Know What Food Combinations Are Bad?

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A bad food combination can cause fatigue, lethargy, as well as stomach problems, and of course weight gain. According to Ayurveda, care must be taken to stack foods together, as some food mixtures create toxins in the body.

According to the principles of Ayurveda, the Indian science of life that is several thousand years old and which implies a holistic approach to health, a person must constantly develop in all areas of life: from nutrition, physical activity, through spiritual development, to family and career.

While staying in India in 2016, I decided to take the opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda, about which I knew only some basic things before. Knowledge of this ancient science is present here in everyday life and every family knows and applies something. There are countless Ayurvedic medicines, cosmetics, juices, and dietary supplements.

Include all 6 flavors per Ayurveda

Ayurveda believes that different flavors also have therapeutic properties. Taste is the first thing we feel when we try the food. A meal that contains all six flavors satisfies not only our body but also the brain. Secondly, that kind of meal is better digested.

According to Ayurveda, problematic combinations that people like to eat stand out:

  • Milk should not be combined with bananas, sour fruits, watermelon, melon, yogurt, and bread.
  • Do not take yogurt with sour fruit, milk, hot drinks, cheese, melon, watermelon, or bananas.
  • You can only drink warm water during a meal, as it speeds up digestion. Coldwater extinguishes the digestive fire, which enables the creation of amatoxins.
  • Avoid combining legumes with fruit, cheese, milk, and yogurt.
  • Always eat watermelon and melon separately from other foods.
  • A piece of fresh ginger and lemon before a meal helps digestion.
  • Do not consume potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant with dairy products and cucumbers.
  • Never overeat, as this will put out the digestive fire. Eat lightly and chew food well. Don’t eat while under stress.
  • Breakfast and dinner should be light. Dinner should be before sunset. Lunch is the main meal of the day and should be eaten between 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. when digestion is strongest.

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What spices help digestion?

The Ayurvedic principle of nutrition includes a large selection of spices that have a beneficial effect on the digestive process.

Here are some tips on how to properly spice up common foods:

  • Season yogurt spice it with cumin or ginger
  • Eat cheeses with the addition of black pepper or chili
  • Drizzle popcorn with ghee
  • Salt the rice well and spice it with black pepper
  • Eat potatoes with the addition of butter and pepper
  • Add lime or cumin to the tomato
  • Prepare cabbage in sunflower oil with turmeric and tick seeds
  • Spice the lettuce with olive oil and lemon
  • Spice legumes well with black pepper, chili powder, cumin and salt
  • Flavoring the peas with cumin and salt to make them more digestible
  • Nuts should be soaked overnight before consumption
  • Avocado goes well with turmeric, lemon, and black pepper
  • Sprinkle apples with cinnamon
  • You can add powdered ginger or cardamom to bananas
  • Chocolate is good to consume with cardamom or cumin
  • It is recommended to sprinkle ice cream with ground cardamom or cloves

Knowing the effects that a particular food product has on our body, we can with proper countermeasures and combinations to suppress the negative and significantly encourage their beneficial effects.

Wrote – Biljana Nikolic Yoga Therapy Teacher 500 RYT

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Wrote – Biljana Nikolic Yoga Therapy Teacher 500 RYT

Text translation Ana Manasijević Kosher

DISCLAIMER Before beginning any new exercise program or recipe this yoga-blog contains information that is intended to help the readers be better-informed consumers of health care. It is presented as general advice on health care. Always consult your doctor for your individual needs.

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