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One of the few things that most people on the planet have in common is that we all love to eat. So, if you’re reading this, chances are that you like food.
Luckily, we live in a time when our food choices are limited mostly by our imaginations.
Of course, the best meals are a combination of different flavors and textures, often ones that you wouldn’t normally think should go together.
I didn’t believe my mom the first time she told me that pork chops and apple sauce were a match made in heaven. Needless to say, I was wrong.
That being said, not all food combinations are created equal. In fact, many of our favorite combos are actually wreaking havoc on our digestive systems.
According to the Ayurvedic Institute, unbalanced meals that combine the wrong ingredients are behind the formation of toxins inside our bodies that cause gas, indigestion, and even disease.
Before you pick your next meal, make sure you know the facts about food combinations.
1. Tomato And Cucumber
As someone who grew up on tomato and cucumber salad, I was surprised to learn that this combination was a no no.
Isn’t a salad healthy? The answer is yes, but the tomato/cucumber pairing work against each other in our stomachs.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C ,according to the USDA — in fact, they actually have more of it than an orange.
However, cucumber contains an enzyme that interferes with the absorption of vitamin C, making your digestive tract a little angry, and canceling out some of the benefits.