List of Incompatible Food Combinations According To Ayurveda

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Expert Opinion

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.

Clinical Herbalist

1. Milk

Milk is incompatible with: bananas, cherries, melons, sour fruit, fish, kitchari, meat, yogurt, and bread containing yeast.
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2. Honey

Honey is incompatible with: equal ghee by weight (eg. 1 tsp honey with 3 tsp ghee) and boiled or cooked honey.
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3. Yogurt

Yogurt is incompatible with: fruit, cheese, eggs, fish, hot drinks, meat, milk, and nightshades.
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4. Fruit

Fruit is incompatible with: as a rule, with any other food, there are exceptions such as certain cooked combinations, as well as dates and milk, which have the same rasa, virya and vipaka.
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Expert Opinion

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.

Ayurveda Practitioner & Yoga Instructor

5. Grain

Grain is incompatible with: fruit and tapioca.
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6. Hot Drinks

Hot drinks are incompatible with: mangoes, cheese, fish, meat, starch, and yogurt.
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7. Radishes

Radishes are incompatible with: bananas, raisins, and milk.
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8. Beans

Beans are incompatible with: fruit, cheese, eggs, fish, milk, and yogurt.
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9. Eggs

Eggs are incompatible with: fruit, especially melons; beans, cheese, fish, kitchari, milk, meat, and yogurt.
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10. Lemon

Lemon is incompatible with: milk, tomatoes, and yogurt.food_combination

11. Melons

Melons are incompatible with: everything, especially dairy, eggs, fried food, grains, starches. More than most fruit, melons should be eaten alone.
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12. Nightshades

Nightshades are incompatible with: melon, cucumber, and dairy products.12-

13. Tapioca

Tapioca is incompatible with: fruit, especially banana and mango; beans, raisins, and jaggery.
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Expert Opinion

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.

Clinical Herbalist

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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