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20 Bad Food Combinations That Make You Sick

By Ipsa Sweta Dhal

Do you ever feel tired and bloated after eating? Or tend to fall sick even if you are eating the right kind of food items?

Well, then you are mixing it wrong, most probably. According to a study conducted, about 50% of the population falls sick due to wrong food combinations.

We all think that eating the right kind of food is the right way to go about it; but it is very important to keep in mind that we combine the right kind of food to avoid falling sick.

Here are 20 worst food combinations that can make you sick and you should try to avoid mixing them up at any cost. Take a look.

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#1 Meat Loaf And Mashed Potato

Although this is the classic favourite for lunch or dinner, it comes off really surprising that this food combination can actually make you sick. Meat and potato are both high in carbs and hence it becomes difficult for the body to digest it. Both of them also contain high amount of saturated fats. Also, being low in fibre, it might cause constipation.

#2 Muffin And Orange Juice

People who have a sweet tooth tend to hog onto anything and everything. Muffin and orange juice are common breakfast items and are often consumed together. But this breakfast item has high content of sugar that will peak your blood sugar level only to crash it later. Be sure to eat fibrous muffins to prevent this from happening.

#3 Wine And Dessert

As fancy as it sounds, wine and dessert don't go quite well for various reasons. Alcohol tends to convert sugar into saturated fats that accumulate straight in your body. Pairing wine with just veggies is the right way to go about it.

#4 Bacon And Eggs

For all the clichéd breakfast lovers, here's a heartbreaking news! This classic item might be messing with your digestive system, as both of them are concentrated with proteins which take a long time to break down. Try to eat one item with fruits and vegetables.

#5 White Bread And Jam

It fails as a breakfast meal because of its inability to make you feel full and give you the desired amount of energy to start your day with. Try to substitute this with other wholesome breakfast items to remain healthy.

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#6 Beans And Cheese

This Mexican dish is cherished by many food lovers. But they are not aware that this food combination leads to gas, bloating and issues with digestion. The perfect way is to keep dairy and bean separately.

#7 Steaks And Prawns

For all those who like to mix and match at the buffet, here's a shocking news for you! The mixture of meat steaks and prawns can make you very sick. Prawn is a very allergic food and about one-third of the population can't consume it. And combining two rich foods like this will burden your digestive system to a great level. Try consuming one meat at once to avoid a bad stomach.

#8 Melons And Non-Melons

People generally tend to mix all fruits and consume it, and it's more likely called a "fruit Salad". This mixture makes people sick, even though it looks healthy. It is a devil in disguise, which is bound to give you digestive problems.

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#9 Cereals And Orange Juice

Here's another one, breaking all the clichéd breakfast items. People often tend to consume orange juice and cereals, as it is considered as a wholesome breakfast. But the starches in the cereal and the acid in orange juice tend to make you sick for the rest of the day.

#10 Tomato And Pasta

This is the most surprising combination that is present in the list because of the sheer fact that there are tomato-flavoured pastas. The carbs in the pasta and the acid juice in tomatoes make it almost impossible for your stomach to digest it, hence giving you a stomach upset.

#11 Beer And Liquor

We have all had those drinking sessions where we seem to forget what we are gulping down after a while. But combining acid (wine, vodka, whiskey, etc.) with beer is the worst idea ever, as it is bound to make you puke and give a nasty hangover. Always try to stick to one alcoholic beverage for a good drinking experience.

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#12 Fruit After Meal

You always thought that elders denying you fruit after dinner was baseless and superstitious. Well, now you know it is not. Fruits don't really go well with other non-fruit items, so even if you think you are consuming a healthy dessert, then you are wrong.

#13 Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese

The acid found in tomato soup does not go well with the dairy-based cheese and hence gives you a bad stomach. Apart from that, it is not wise to consume both of them together, as it is difficult to digest it.

#14 Salad With Low-fat Dressing

This one will pop your eyes out and burst all your bubbles. All this while you have been thinking that you are consuming the healthiest food but no! Researchers state that high-fat dressings tend to cover the carotenoids, making vegetables safe to consume. This can significantly reduce the risks of cancer, which a low-fat dressing would generally fail to do.

#15 Burger With Fries

Yes, you read that right! Your whole life will feel like a lie. The amount of trans fat present in them makes it a very unhealthy food adding to your weight tremendously. This also leads to cholesterol problems and various heart-related diseases.

#16 Fatty Foods With Proteins

It is wise to avoid eating butter, oil, cheese with eggs and meat, as both don't go very well. It will put a lot of pressure on your digestive system, hence weakening it. This will also reduce the secretion of bile juice and slow up your metabolism.

#17 Water After Meals

Consuming water immediately after meals will lead to the formation of gases and bloating. In addition to that, it will also cause digestive problems.

#18 Tea and Coffee After Meals

Tea and coffee after meals tend to absorb all the food materials and disrupt the acidic stomach. This will lead to the weakening of the digestive system and you will lose most of the nutrients from the meal you consumed.

#19 Mint With Aerated Drinks

Everyone knows how mint reacts to cola and live experiments have been done on that. Imagine those experiments inside your stomach. Not too pleasing, right? Mint reacts with the soda and causes bloating of the stomach.

#20 Papaya And Water

Drinking water after consuming papaya is the worst idea ever. It will cause digestive problems and bloating. It is not advisable to consume water after eating a cucumber or watermelon as well.

All foods can be rich in nutrients and healthy individually; but one should be careful about mixing it in the right way to avoid falling sick!

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Story first published: Friday, December 15, 2017, 21:00 [IST]
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