Fruits contain digestive enzymes, which clean out the residue left from the previously eaten food. Within an hour, the fruits travel through the digestive tract and they shouldn’t be eaten with any other food group.
Fruits can be divided into 4 groups:
Sweet – they don’t contain acids and those are: peach, apple, banana, plum, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Acid – they are high in citric acid and those include orange, lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, grapes, and blueberries.
Semi-acid – there are low levels of acidity present in these fruits and those are: strawberry, raspberry, mango, and green apple.
Neutral – they contain more vitamins, salts, oils, and protein. Coconut, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and avocado belong into this group.
Acid fruits (grapefruit, orange, lemon, blueberries, kiwi, grapes and pineapple, blackberry, cherries, cranberry, gooseberries, kumquats, loganberries, plum, pomegranate, raspberry, sour apple, strawberry, tangelo, tangerine, tomatoes)
Sub-Acid Fruits (strawberry, raspberry, mango, green apple, apricot, blueberry, cherry, kiwi, lychee, nectarine, papaya)
Sweet Fruits (peach, apple, banana, plum, cantaloupe, watermelon, currants, dates, figs, prunes, raisins)
Neutral Fruits (avocado, coconut, peanuts, almonds, and walnuts)
Each of these fruit groups should be eaten separately and they shouldn’t be mixed with other foods. However, this rule can be bent to a degree, especially when it comes to mixing fruits with other nutrient dense ingredients.
Fruits are packed with carbohydrates and as such affect the hormone insulin and are a fat regulator. The fructose should be limited to around 15 grams per day, in case you suffer from the following issues:
High blood pressure
In case you are in perfect health, you should consume 25 grams fructose per day. However, eating different fruit groups at the same time can cause discomfort to adults and it can be fatal to infants. Hence, you should never mix the following foods:
Foods You Should Never Mix
1. Banana and Pudding
This combination, when consumed by adults can result in stomach heaviness and increased production of toxins. One the other hand, when consumed by infants it can be fatal.
2. Orange with Carrot
You have probably seen this combination in juices. However, this combo can cause heartburn, damage to the renal system, and excess bile reflux.
3. Pineapple with Milk or Yogurt
This combination contains bromelain and can result in stomach gas, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.
4. Papaya with Lemon
This combination makes you develop anemia and problems with your hemoglobin (protein in your blood). You shouldn’t give this combination to children in any case.
5. Guava with Banana
This combination caused acidosis, gas, headache and stomach ache.
6. Orange with Milk
Orange doesn’t give your stomach an opportunity to process the starches in the cereal. Additionally, this combination is difficult for digestion because it destroys the enzyme which is responsible for digesting starches.
7. Vegetables and Fruits
Fruits contain sugars. Therefore, when eating fruits and vegetables in the same time, we cannot digest them properly. Moreover, the fruit produces more toxins and can trigger many ailments, including diarrhea, infections, stomach pain and headache.