Cracking the code to good food pairing, according to Ayurveda
We can’t promise this one’s going to be easy
There’s one universal human truth. We may not speak the same language, or worship the same gods or agree that Thanos was actually the good guy in The Avengers, but throw a dart at any spot on the map and you can be assured that the residents of said spot are powerless in the face of butter on hot toast. A love language so undeniable, that even Ayurveda, the notoriously fastidious healthcare system that India gave to the world, supports this food pairing.
Butter and hot toast made the cut, but sadly, some of your other favourites didn’t.
In her new book, Eat Up, Clean Up Your Personal Journey To A Healthy Life, nutritionist and wellness expert Manjari Chandra breaks down why a common food pairing like beans and meat or a banana milkshake might cause havoc with our system.
Learn more about picking the right food pairing through the excerpt below.
Understanding the science of food pairing
Ayurveda is very particular about food interactions (reactions that take place after one consumes two or more foods that are non-compatible to each other) which are associated with many disorders.
For example, Ayurveda principles prohibit the consumption of fish and milk together as it may cause problems including constipation, blood-borne diseases, obstruction of channels of circulation, vitiation of blood, and even death.
Similarly, intake of meat of aquatic, domestic, and marshy animals in combination with food products like sugar candy, milk, honey, sesame seeds, radish, and lotus stalk, etc is believed to cause many problems such as blindness, trembling, deafness, dumbness, loss of intelligence, and even death.
Consuming hot food after taking pork, eating sour foods with milk, intake of honey and ghee in equal quantity and intake of cold foods after taking ghee is associated with various health problems such as fainting, intoxication, skin diseases, blindness, sterility, oedema, rhinitis, fever and even death.
Similarly, there are many proposed food interactions that Ayurveda refers to as dangerous and suggests to avoid them.
Ayurvedic food combinations to reduce or avoid
The accompanying rundown features different nourishments and offers recommendations for more proper blends. It is intended to be a useful guide, not a thorough summary.
You might know about different mixes that don’t work for your body. Respect those senses. Since this asset is intended to enable you to decide ideal combinations initially, there is some redundancy.
Indeed, a portion of these staples blends in numerous family units.
Pizza and various other darling Italian dishes consolidate nightshades with cheddar. Who among us hasn’t appreciated beans with cheddar at some point or other?
We should make sure that what we eat is soothing our body and not ruining it.