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Foods you cannot eat together
Latest Updated by 2003-04-29 15:37:42

People usually eat different types of food at a meal. But some types of food should not be eaten together. If you eat things together that you should not have, you will not only be unable to assimilate all the nutrients but also at risk for some negative side-effects.

Since foods have different chemical structures, some of them, if eaten together, may result in an unfavorable chemical reaction in your body.

For instance, soya milk and eggs should not be eaten together. This is because soya milk can reduce the activity of protease, which is used to help the human body assimilate protein. Eggs are, of course, very rich in protein.

You should not eat persimmons with sweet potatoes either. Sweet potatoes produce hydrochloric acid in your stomach. Hydrochloric acid can help turn persimmon into precipitant in your body. And precipitants can become insoluble stones, which you can neither digest nor discharge.

Believe it or not, milk and chocolate do not match either. While milk is rich in protein and calcium, chocolate contains oxalic acid. Eaten together, calcium from milk and oxalic acid of chocolate can combine and form insoluble calcium oxalate, which is not only indigestible but also can cause diarrhea.

Some fruits do not go well with seafood. If you eat grapes, haw, pomegranates or persimmon with seafood, you may become nauseous and have a distended and painful stomach. And you may also have diarrhea. This is because these fruits contain tannin, which, when combined with protein, can produce insoluble and indigestible materials. It is advisable that you eat these fruits four hours after you have eaten seafood.

Milk products do not go with some vegetables like broccoli, soya beans and spinach. Chemicals in these vegetables negatively affect assimilation of calcium from the milk products.


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By:Wu Yan  Source:szdaily


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