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Food Combinations You’d Better Avoid

We all know that our health greatly depends on the food we choose to eat. That is why it has to be not only tasty but also good for our bodies. However, sometimes the wrong combinations of ingredients can undermine all the healthiness you were trying to achieve!

Simple Life Spot will tell you about 8 food combos that you’re better off avoiding. We’ll also give you several great nutrition tips at the end of this article! Enjoy!

 

1. Wheat bread + jam

Refined wheat flour combined with sweets is a double dose of fast carbs that cause a rapid glucose surge. It will provide you with a boost of energy for just a short time, followed by exhaustion and bad moods. Another argument against this combination is unrest in your bowels, caused by the alliance of yeast-fermented dough and sugar. It’s usually not recommended to have wheat bread with jam on an empty stomach.

  • Tip: Substitute wheat bread with whole wheat bread, especially if it’s non-yeasted. You’re even better off trading jam for honey, since it doesn’t cause bowel unrest and is generally a healthier product.

2. Pizza + soda

The combination of carbs, proteins, and starch takes up a lot of your body’s energy for digestion. Plus, the sugar in your soda slows down stomach processes. This results in stomach heaviness and bloating. In addition, the sugar can’t get to your intestines, where it should be dissolved, because of your full stomach. The combination of these factors can lead to stomach problems if you have this type of meal too often.

  • Tip: Any high-sugar foods should be consumed 1-1.5 hours after you eat.

3. Cereal + orange juice

  • Tip: It’s better to have your glass of orange or other fruit juice an hour after your meal.

4. Bran + milk

  • Tip: Boil bran beforehand because heat treatment breaks down phytic acid.

5. Eggs + bacon

  • Tip: Substitute bacon with tomatoes. The antioxidant selenium, found in eggs, is better digested with the acids brought by tomatoes. And the lycopene in tomatoes has better health effects for you when it’s combined with the vitamin E from the egg yolk.

6. Cheese pasta + tomatoes

  • Tip: Nonacidic fresh or baked veggies and greens (such as basil) can be a great addition to your pasta!

 

7. Salad + lemon or vinegar dressing

  • Tip: If you are not a fan of vegetable oils (even though they are so amazing, helping us stay young and pretty), you might consider adding other high-fat products to your salad — an avocado, olives, or some nuts.
8. Cocoa + milk

  • Tip: Fats facilitate oxalate absorption, so if you are prone to kidney stones, make cocoa with skim milk.

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