The food we serve to provide our body all the nutrients it needs to maintain a good state of health, both physical and mental. For this reason it is necessary to maintain a diet that has as premises the consumption of healthy foods and the proper balance between them.
Often we eat mixtures of foods that, if separately they are healthy, when combined, can cause nutritional imbalances. Then I list some foods that you should not mix if we want to enjoy a good health and a balanced diet. I recommend that you do not miss this interesting information because at stake is something as important as our health.
What foods should not be mixed?
The cheese and spinach
Spinach are rich in oxalates, a compound that hinders the absorption of calcium, therefore it is recommended not to mix the two foods at the same meal, because our body can’t efficiently take advantage of the calcium content in spinach.
The fluids during meals
During meals it is preferable not to take any liquids, as these make it difficult to digestion, making it more slow. If os makes it difficult to cut with this bad habit, I recommend that you at least reduzcáis the amount of drink as much as possible.
We must avoid adding sugar to foods that already contain sugars naturally, as this can increase its caloric value. And even I recommend to completely abandon the consumption of refined sugar, because, as has been demonstrated by numerous studies, this ingredient is the cause of numerous diseases, and if you want to expand your information I invite you to read our article; “The sugar industry hid the dangers of sugar to your health.“
Magnesium-rich foods and soft drinks
In addition to containing large amounts of sugar, carbonated beverages contain phosphates that prevent our body to assimilate properly the magnesium content in foods, therefore we must avoid mixing drinks with cereals or other foods that contain magnesium.
Carbohydrates, acidic foods and starches
The digestion of starches and carbohydrates begins in the mouth, to help her we must carry out a chewing properly and provide an alkaline environment. When you mix acidic foods with carbohydrates, such as those contained in pasta, dificultamos this digestion, so it is advisable, for example, do not add tomato to the rice or pasta.
Do not mix sweet fruits with acid
The sweet fruit (pear, fig, loquat, dates, etc.) should not be combined with acidic fruits (kiwi, pineapple, orange, berry, lemon, apple, etc), as when mixed produce chemical reactions that can hinder good digestion or proper absorption of nutrients.
The sauces on meals
The sauces are usually a source of fats, and its consumption an obstacle to the digestion to unfold at an appropriate pace. Fats inhibit the action of enzymes contained in the gastric juices, so the digestion becomes heavy. We recommend therefore to reduce its consumption.