We are all guilty of eating the wrong kind of food because we are too lazy to eat the right stuff. Either a busy day at the office or we are just feeling down and find a reason, an excuse rather to get our hands on that burger we had been craving all week.
Whilst we all try and eat healthy and say “no” to ordering dessert at dinner, it may not be enough.
Here are a few combinations that we should avoid.
1. Eggs and Bacon
Something we all like to binge on, especially at a buffet breakfast. But the high protein content in the egg and the fat in the bacon is something that gives an instant energy boost as soon as you eat it and this energy will vanish very soon, leaving you lethargic.
2. Burger and Fries
Yes, those fries we order to go with our burger without even thinking. The trans fats in both these food items (since the burger patty and chips are both deep fried) will lower your blood sugar levels and more often than not, cause you to feel tired and sleepy.
3. Cereal and Juice
We all like to start our mornings with something that gives us energy. The combination of cereal and juice will not give you too much energy to start your day and may leave you with some amount of discomfort, causing heaviness. The acids in orange juice lower the activity of the enzyme that break down carbohydrates.
4. Pizza and Soda
Something a lot of us are guilty of. Most of us can’t eat pizza without a fizzy drink. The carbs in the pizza along with proteins and starch take up a lot of your body’s energy for digestion. In addition to this, the sugar in the soda slows down digestion and other stomach processes.
5. Olive oil and Nuts
This combination can make you sick because the protein in nuts and the fat in olive oil do not mix. Thus, the raw fat being digested prevents the protein from being digested.
6. Muffins and Juice
This is another common breakfast combination that will leave you feeling tired soon after. This meal trades the protein and fiber you need to start your day for excess carbohydrates, which will kick your blood sugar but it will crash soon after.
7. Tomatoes in Pasta
Hell yes! Who knew this staple meal for a lot of people was not good for the body. Pasta is rich in starchy carbs and difficult to digest. The tomatoes which are highly acidic cause hindrance in the digestion of starch and cause bloating.
8. Yogurt with Fruit
A regular breakfast meal and something a lot of us eat without giving it a second thought. This too is not a very healthy combination as when the protein rich yogurt comes in contact with acidic fruit, it diminishes digestive fibers, produces toxins and may even lead to cold allergies.
9. Fruit after a full meal
We have all, at some point had a fruit instead of that heavy chocolate cake, in our attempt to be healthy. This is a bad idea when you’re on a full stomach. Eating fruit after a meal doesn’t combine well with other foods since it requires no digestion and causes the other food to stay in the stomach for a long time.
10. Meat and Potatoes
There are a lot of us who like to eat meat with mashed or grilled potatoes. These two foods, together can create some digestive problems. The lack of fiber can cause stomach problems.
11. Lemons and Cough Syrup
Lemons can block the enzymes that are required to break down statins and other drugs, including the cough suppressant dextromethorphan. If not broken down, the medicine can build up in the bloodstream, causing various side effects.
12. Bananas and Milk
This combination is a very heavy one and is very toxin forming. It is said to create heaviness in the body and slow down the mind.
13. Apple Juice and Allergy Medicines
The nectar from apples affects the absorption of the allergy medicine in the bloodstream. This causes the medicine to becomes up to 70% less effective.