Fruits contain digestive enzymes, which clean out the residue left from the previously eaten food. Within an hour, the fruits travel through the digestive tract and they shouldn’t be eaten with any other food group.
Fruits can be divided into 4 groups:
- Acid fruits (grapefruit, orange, lemon, blueberries, kiwi, grapes and pineapple, blackberry, cherries, cranberry, gooseberries, kumquats, loganberries, plum, pomegranate, raspberry, sour apple, strawberry, tangelo, tangerine, tomatoes)
- Sub-Acid Fruits (strawberry, raspberry, mango, green apple, apricot, blueberry, cherry, kiwi, lychee, nectarine, papaya)
Sweet Fruits (peach, apple, banana, plum, cantaloupe, watermelon, currants, dates, figs, prunes, raisins)
- Neutral Fruits (avocado, coconut, peanuts, almonds, and walnuts)
- Each of these fruit groups should be eaten separately and they shouldn’t be mixed with other foods. However, this rule can be bent to a degree, especially when it comes to mixing fruits with other nutrient dense ingredients.
Fruits are packed with carbohydrates and as such affect the hormone insulin and are a fat regulator. The fructose should be limited to around 15 grams per day, in case you suffer from the following issues:
- Insulin resistance
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
In case you are in perfect health, you should consume 25 grams fructose per day. However, eating different fruit groups at the same time can cause discomfort to adults and it can be fatal to infants. Hence, you should never mix the following foods:
If you do not want to make a terrible mistake, then you have to remember the listed foods that you should never combine no matter what.
1. Banana and Pudding
This combination, when consumed by adults can result in stomach heaviness and increased production of toxins. One the other hand, when consumed by infants it can be fatal.
2. Orange with Carrot
You have probably seen this combination in juices. However, this combo can cause heartburn, damage to the renal system, and excess bile reflux.
3. Pineapple with Milk or Yogurt
This combination contains bromelain and can result in stomach gas, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.
4. Papaya with Lemon
This combination makes you develop anemia and problems with your hemoglobin (protein in your blood). You shouldn’t give this combination to children in any case.
5. Guava with Banana
This combination caused acidosis, gas, headache and stomach ache.
6. Orange with Milk
Orange doesn’t give your stomach an opportunity to process the starches in the cereal. Additionally, this combination is difficult for digestion because it destroys the enzyme which is responsible for digesting starches.
7. Vegetables and Fruits
Fruits contain sugars. Therefore, when eating fruits and vegetables in the same time, we cannot digest them properly. Moreover, the fruit produces more toxins and can trigger many ailments, including diarrhea, infections, stomach pain and headache.
Remember that fruits can be mixed only with their own kind. Here are some suggestions and groups are divided:
• Sweet: Those that do not contain acids. Some fruits of the group are peach, plum, banana, apple, watermelon and cantaloupe.
• Acid: As the name implies, these fruits are rich in citric acid, as an example are grapefruit, orange, lemon, blueberries, kiwi, grapes and pineapple.
• Semi – acid: The presence of acid is low, we can mention green apple, mango, raspberry and strawberry.
• Neutral: Those that have more protein, vitamins, salts and oils. Good examples are avocado, coconut, peanuts, almonds and walnuts.
For any doubt consult the nutritionist, or pediatrician.
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