Common Food Combinations That Cause Indigestion

food combinationsSome foods pair together nicely like peanut butter and jelly, steak and potatoes, and strawberries and bananas. On the other hand, eating certain foods together can cause bloating, gas, and indigestion. But how can you pinpoint which combination is causing you digestive stress?

Being aware of certain foods that simply don’t go together can help you reduce indigestion and other digestive symptoms so that you don’t feel sick after consuming them. Here are some of the most common food combinations to avoid to reduce your risk of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Common Food Combinations to Avoid

MilkBananas, melons, curd, sour fruit, bread containing yeast
MelonsGrains, starch, fried food, cheese
StarchesEggs, milk, bananas, dates
RadishesMilk, bananas, raisins
Nightshades (potato, tomato, peppers, eggplant)Yogurt, milk, melon, cucumber
YogurtMilk, sour fruits, melons, hot beverages
MangoesYogurt, cheese, cucumbers
LemonYogurt, milk cucumbers, tomatoes


Aside from avoiding these food combinations, there are other ways you can ease digestion. For example, you can consume ginger, ensure your diet is full of probiotic-providing foods, avoid ice water during meals and only take small sips, chew your food thoroughly, and don’t rush eating.

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Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.


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