If you eat incompatible foods, your body will have to spend more energy digesting them. In addition, the intestinal function will be disrupted. To feel good, you need to eat right. But sometimes even a tasty and healthy meal can result in cramps and indigestion. The thing is that some foods cannot be combined with each other.
Nutritionist Kateryna Muravska said that it is important for the body to have a properly functioning digestive system. It has its own peculiarities.
In particular, foods are digested at different rates. In addition, each product requires its own enzymes for digestibility. At the same time, gastric juice is secreted differently to digest different foods: protein digestion requires an acidic environment, and carbohydrates require an alkaline environment.
What happens if you eat incompatible foods
If you eat incompatible foods, your body will have to spend more energy digesting them.
When one product is digested, but “there is no time for the other”, the intestines are disrupted – rotting and fermentation begin. This leads to the fact that food is not absorbed and broken down, as a result, nutrients are not absorbed, and toxins are formed that poison the body.
What foods should not be combined together?
“Combinations of starches with proteins, especially animal proteins (bread with meat, potatoes with meat), with milk and dairy products (porridge with milk, kefir with bread), with sugars (bun with jam, porridge with sugar), with any fruit and fruit juices, are harmful,” Muravska said.
In her turn, nutritionist Khrystyna Zhuravleva added that the greatest harm to the body comes from a combination of foods saturated with fat and sugar. For example, cream with sugar, and confectionery.
“Vegetable oil and nuts go relatively well with fish, which contains unsaturated fats, and much worse with meat. Ghee often goes better with other foods than butter. Meat is not recommended with potatoes, bread, peas, rice, millet, lentils, chickpeas, or mushrooms. It is better to complement the meat dish with a vegetable salad, asparagus, and leafy greens,” the expert said.
Zhuravleva added that it is difficult for the body to digest and assimilate two types of animal protein at once, which can lead to digestive disorders.