Meat and potatoes
Studies suggest that when animal protein is eaten with carbs, the digestive juices in them nullify each other’s nutrients. The protein putrefies while the carbohydrate turns fermented—something that can lead to severe gas issues. So next time, order some veggies with your meat.
Lentils with red wine
You may not be aware but red wine contains compounds known as tannins. These, when mixed with plant based sources that contain iron such as french beans and lentils, stop your body from absorbing the mineral. This means your purpose of having iron rich food is completely defeated.
Burger and beer
Beer and burger party? Oh you’ve had so many of those, haven’t you? After realizing the ill effects of mixing these two, you’ll probably be forced to think twice before doing so. When you drink your alcohol with a fatty food like a burger or pizza, your body first breaks down alcohol because it sees that as a toxin. This means the fat will be left in your bloodstream where it gets stored in fat tissues. Besides, fats make digestion extremely difficult and when they’re mixed with alcohol, you will feel all the more bloated and sluggish.
Juice/ water with any meal
If you’ve been drinking water with your meals, you’re doing some serious damage to your body. Water takes about 15 minutes to go through your stomach. Drinking water while eating reduces the digestive powers of your body. This makes it rather hard to break down the foods you eat. It’s best to allow your saliva to swallow your food.
Tomato and cheese pasta
Of course, you love your sundried tomatoes in your cheese pastas. But here’s the thing—tomatoes are acidic in nature and when they’re mixed with starchy carbs, they can create severe digestive problems. Moreover, when you add cheese to this combination, it means your digestion is going to become all the more difficult. This is why a pesto pasta is your best bet.