List of Incompatible Food Combinations According To Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, the term samyoga refers to combinations of foods within the diet, some of which are wholesome and others that are not. For example, milk and meat are generally avoided, as are milk and sour-tasting foods. More broadly, this notion is built into the concept of viruddha, or ‘antagonism’, which accounts for incompatible factors beyond just the food itself, but also in the manner of its preparation and consumption.
Combining mismatched foods generates ama, a toxic substance that is often at the root of imbalance and disease. According to Dr. Vasant Lad, when bananas and milk are eaten together, their opposing qualities tend to smother the digestive fire and can disrupt the balance of intestinal flora, which results in the creation of toxins. This combination also frequently causes congestion, colds, coughs, allergies, hives, and rashes.
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Protein and carbohydrates are digested in chemically opposite mediums, in different parts of the digestive tract. When digestion is weak, it’s a good idea to avoid eating rapidly digesting sugary or starchy foods along with or after the consumption of foods rich in protein and fat.
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