Fruits are highly nutritious and full of vitamins and minerals. But what most don’t take into account is that fruits can be classified as acidic, high-water content, sweet and neutral. Most people tend to chop available fruits and vegetables, mix them in a bowl and enjoy. However, while it is true that fruits are healthy, mixing different types of fruits and vegetables can cause digestive problems. Here are some fruits that you should not mix:
Never combine melons with any other fruits
It is recommended to avoid mixing watermelons, muskmelons, cantaloupe, and honeydrops with other fruits. Melons should only be eaten with melons as they are digested more rapidly than other fruits. Melons have high water content, so they might not digest properly when combined with fruits.
Avoid mixing starchy fruits with high-protein fruits
Some fruits that are starchy in nature include green bananas and plantains. It is important to avoid mixing these fruits with high-protein fruits such as guava, dried apricot, kiwifruit, avocado and blackberries. Combining the two does not sit well with the body as it needs an acidic base to digest proteins and an alkaline base to break starches.
Avoid mixing acidic fruits with sweet fruits
Acidic and sub-acidic fruits such as grapefruits, strawberries, apples, pomegranates and peaches should never be combined with sweet fruits such as bananas and raisins. This can often lead to digestive problems, nausea, acidosis, and headaches.
Avoid mixing papaya and lemon
For some, this mix is delicious but it’s best avoided. Anemia or hemoglobin imbalance are just a few consequences of mixing these.
Some Fruitful Tips
• Eat 4-5 different fruits every day.
• If you have had a lot of protein last night, eat papaya to balance it out. It will help to break down the food.
• After consuming a high amount of salty or salt-based foods, consume a watery fruit such as watermelon to detox the body.
• If you had a lot of carbs a night before, eat an apple in the morning. Your body would need to put in extra efforts to break down complex carbs and hence, it would prevent stomach bloating.