10 combinations of foods that harm your body – by Rachel Mansharov
The meals we eat each day with different ingredients and combinations of nutrients should provide our body with essential nutrients so that we can function optimally. There are combinations of foods that go really well together, because the nutrients in them empower each other, and so we get a double dose of health. On the other hand, there are also some foods that do not respond well to each other and may leave you with a feeling of swelling, raise blood pressure and prevent the absorption of important nutrients that accompany them. Here are 10 pairs of such foods, which you should know and avoid mixing with meals.
1. Milk and black tea
Drinking tea with milk is an ancient tradition in Britain, but if you do, you may want to stop this custom. According to nutritionist Alisa Romsey, a spokeswoman for the US Diet and Diet Academy, black tea is full of antioxidants that reduce inflammation and prevent diabetes and heart disease, and when you add milk, you destroy all the ingredients and their benefits. Moreover, the caffeine content of your black tea may reduce the amount of calcium your body absorbs from milk, so as long as you want to enjoy the health benefits of your tea, you should not drink it with milk.
2. White bread and jam
This combination is found in many children’s food bags, but not all parents are aware that their consumption increases blood sugar levels dangerously. The white bread contains carbohydrates, which are a type of sugars, and the jam contains sweet fruits and added sugar. Liz Vainendi, a certified dietitian and a faculty member at Ohio State University, says the blood sugar makes the body exert twice as much to release insulin from the pancreas, a process that sooner or later exhausts the pancreas and can lead to diabetes. Of bread with jam, just prepare it with whole bread rich in fiber instead of plain white bread, which will help slow the digestive process and maintain normal sugar levels.
3. Animal protein and starch
According to Terra Eldar, an expert in the treatment and cleansing of bowel passages, digestion of animal protein along with starch is contrary to the effect of the micro-nutrients in it. The various enzymes in the body that digest these two foods collide with each other and create gas, discomfort and swelling, so if you have ever experienced stomach discomfort after eating pasta with Bolognese sauce, that may be the reason. Instead, try combining vegetable proteins with starch, such as beans with rice, or add green leaves to your diet to help reduce negative effects.
4. Fruits with or after a meal
Fruits pass quickly in the stomach and digest in the intestines. When you combine fruit with another type of food that takes longer to digest, such as meat, grains or even non-liquid fruits such as avocado, banana or dried fruits, they stay longer in the stomach and begin to ferment because of the sugar in them. Instead, eat half an hour before the meal. When you eat fruit on an empty stomach, you absorb the nutrients more efficiently and also prepare your digestive system for more efficient treatment of the meal that comes; The fluids will maintain the moisture of the digestive tract, the fibers will cleanse them and enzymes will activate the chemical processes of digestion. Therefore, Eldar adds, eating fruits before a meal helps us absorb more nutrients, and after dinner she recommends waiting at least 3 hours before eating fruit.
5. Liquids with a meal
Water passes through the digestive system within about 10 minutes of intake, and the juice takes about 15-30 minutes to do so. Any type of fluid you enter into your body dilutes the enzymes it needs to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Instead of drinking during the meal, drink as much water as you want 10 minutes before, and after eating wait at least half an hour before you need more fluids.
6. Two different foods containing concentrated proteins
Concentrated proteins take a long time to digest in the body, and this causes our digestive system to work hard and invest considerable energy in their breakdown. These proteins leave a lot of waste in our bodies that can cause discomfort in some people. Therefore, it is recommended not to combine two types of foods that contain mostly proteins in one serving, such as two types of meats or meat and fish. Not for nothing in the method of treatment of Indian holistic medicine, Ayurveda, it is customary to avoid such combinations. If you are interested in consuming such a dish, it is recommended that you incorporate vegetables with high amounts of liquid, such as onions, cauliflower, broccoli or lettuce, which will help remove the waste that will be generated by encouraging the kidneys to function. In addition, keep this portion of protein in the main course of a large meal, since the enzymes that break up the food in your body are working at their peak, as long as you have made sure not to break more than 10 minutes between the dishes.
7. Salad and low-fat sauce
It is already known to many that salad with this sauce is not a good recipe for diet, but if you use a low fat sauce, you will be surprised to find that it does not get you the full health benefits you should get from the salad. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that carotenoids, nutrients mainly found in red and yellow fruits and vegetables, are absorbed faster in the body when combined with a non-fat salad dressing compared to its substitutes. Therefore, if you want to maintain a good diet and do not want to give up the sauce, you should choose one that is not low fat, but be careful and do not add too much.
8. Lentils and red wine
There is nothing like a romantic candlelit meal with a glass of red wine, but if your meal contains mostly vegetables, you should put the wine aside. Red wine contains a compound called tannin and when mixed with a plant source of iron, such as lentils or soybeans, it prevents the body from absorbing it. This is especially important for vegetarians and vegetarians, as poor iron consumption is often one of the major problems in these diets. So if you avoid eating meat, it is important that you get to know this detail and act accordingly so you can win all the substances your body needs.
9. Hamburger and beer
In many meat restaurants, a combination of a hamburger and a half or a third of a beer is served. Not only does such a meal not benefit health and contain many calories, it can also cause you to get sick in the full sense of the word. A burger contains high levels of fat while the beer has alcohol, and both of these substances are processed in the liver. Naturally our body breaks up the alcohol, because it identifies it as poison. This leaves the fat in the bloodstream where it will be stored as fat in the body, putting you at risk for cardiovascular disease. There is no reason why you should not indulge yourself in a small hamburger sin at any given time, but you should avoid using it with alcohol.
10. Alcohol and caffeine
We often come to an event where we enjoy drinking alcohol and finally a cup of coffee that awakens us a bit so we can drive back home. Caffeine can indeed relieve the effects of drunkenness and stimulate us, but it only happens because of the extra energy it gives to our bodies, so that the drunkness still exists at exactly the same level. In addition to the fact that alcohol is not tolerated, a study at the University of Wake Forest Medical School in the United States found that those who combine alcohol with caffeine are at greater risk of being involved in a car accident than those who did not. That you can drive home on your way home, and do not let the caffeine influence give you dangerous safety, a tip your kids should know too, because they too might fall into the trap and think that the caffeine returned the dives.
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