8 Common Food Combinations Which Are Real Threat To The Stomach

Date July 3, 2018

We hardly ever wonder whether the ingredients in the food we eat are a good match, except, perhaps, when it comes to flavour. However, some combinations should be avoided because they can cause stress to our digestive system, or simply neutralize each other's beneficial properties.


What do you usually have for dinner? Maybe you would think twice before preparing your usual meal.

Fruit and any meal


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It is better to eat fruit for a snack, and not just after your meal. Proteins, fats, and carbs need time to sit in your stomach and be digested. If you eat fruit imediately after a meal, the sugar that it contains will remain in the body longer and start fermenting.

Tomato and cheese pasta sauce


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Starchy carbs, as pasta for example, are not recommended to consume with acidic products such as tomatoes. This combination is quite popular, but, in fact, it puts additional pressure on your stomach, making it difficult to digest.

Beans and cheese

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It is not a good choice for dinner! Such food combination will most likely result in gas, bloating, and stomach ache.

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This is a heavy combination of foods, which takes a lot fo time to be digested, thus causing the feeling of heaviness. You will receive benefits from bananas consuming them separately.

Lemon dressing on Cucumber and Tomato Salad 

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Every salad needs a dressing! A lemon dressing is a fresh and easy choice and many people love its taste. However, this food combination may disturb the biochemical pathways of your body. The vitamins from all the products will not be digested properly.

Dairy and pineappleZonda / Shutterstock.com                                                                Creative Mood / Shutterstock.com

Pineapple is a source of bromelain, an enzymic complex which can cause intoxication when combined with dairy products. Consume them separately and you will appreciate the health benefits of each product.

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Simple carbs found in bread cancel out the positive properties of cheese and calcium digestion. In addition, coffee makes it difficult for all healthy nutrients of cheese to be digested.

Cereal or oatmeal with milk and orange juice

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Cereal and orange juice are classical breakfast foods! However, this combination is a threat to the stomach. Orange juice contains acid and it destroys the enzyme that is responsible for digesting the starches present in cereal. The best option is to drink orange juice in half an hour after eating cereal.


We all have different bodies. Some people are more sensitive to certain foods than others. But if you have issues with digestion, you may find out that they are caused by a certain combination of ingredients your food. Changing your eating habits may help and reduce tension in the stomach and bowels.

Source: Nurserylive

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