Food is a Science. According to Indian Ayurveda there are some food that are very nutritious and healthy for us if eaten alone and but if we mix them with some other food then they can be harmful for us. Based on their compositions some food are compatible with each other while some are not. If we avoid eating non-compatible food items together than we can easily keep many diseases at bay.
Below are the lists of non-compatible and compatible food items.
Harmful combinations (food items that should never be eaten together) :
|Don’t Eat this↓
||Warm water, radish, grapes etc.
||Any other food*
||Peanuts, oil, ghee, watermelon, guava, cucumber, hot milk etc.
|Ghee (clarified butter)
||Honey (in equal quantity) **
||Banana, raisin, milk
||Yoghurt, banana, salt, onion, tamarind, sour fruits, radish, muskmelon, fish, meat, bread containing yeast etc.
||Milk, Cucumber, Yoghurt, Tomato
||Fruit, cheese, eggs, Kheer (rice pudding), milk, paneer, muskmelon, meat, fish , hot drinks etc.
*Fruits should always be eaten alone and Never after meals.
**Honey must never be cooked.
Beneficial combinations : food items that should be eaten together to keep your stomach happy!
- Muskmelon with sugar
- Mango with cow’s milk
- Banana with cardamom
- Dates with milk
- Rice with yoghurt (curd)
- Rice with coconut
- Tamarind with jaggery
- Guava with aniseeds
- Corn with buttermilk
- Radish with radish leaves
- Carrot and fenugreek leaves (methi)
- Urid dal(Bengal gram lentil) with jaggery
- Brinjal with mustard oil
- Apple with cinnamon
- Gram dal with vinegar
- Peas with ginger
- Gram flour with garam masala
- Sweet potato with jaggery
- Kheer with black pepper
- Peanuts with jaggery
You should include the following nutrients in your daily diet to keep yourself fit and healthy.
||Foods that have the nutrient↓
||Lentils, grains, gram, peas, milk, paneer, fruits, dry fruits etc.
||Milk, oil, ghee, butter, peanuts, dry fruits etc.
||vegetables, fruits, milk etc.
||Grains like wheat, rice, maize, barley, corn, dates, sugarcane, banana, jaggery, sugar etc.
||green vegetables, milk, yoghurt, cheese, butter milk etc.
||8 to 10 glasses of water is a must to drink
||Tomato, spinach, honey, soya, green coriander etc. *
||Cabbage, Green coriander, spinach, carrot, mint leaves, fenugreek leaves, papaya, mango etc.
||Oranges, lemon, sweet lemon, tomato, spinach, onion, beetroot, pineapple,radish, guava, gooseberry, etc.
* Food should be cooked in iron skillet to get iron from the food naturally. Iron is a very important nutrient for human body. It helps in formation of blood and prevent you from being anaemic .
Avoid the following food items if you have these diseases :
||Food that should be avoided
||Milk (Yoghurt should be eaten instead)
||Spinach , banana , potato
||Lemon, orange, sour fruits
||Alchohol, sugar, ghee, oil, biscuits etc.
||Yoghurt, banana, rice, radish, potato, sour foods, pickles, gram dal , bengal gram dal etc.
||*One should take salt
Important : Everyone should go for a Complete Body Check-up (including Heart) yearly after the age of 35.