Proper food combining according Ayurveda

Proper food combining according Ayurveda

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The concept of food combining (known as trophology) and the process of eating, according to Ayurveda is something very important for the development of consciousness as well as our physical health. The idea that some foods digest well together while others do not is entirely new to many people. But, Ayurvedic perspective says that each food has different combination of tastes and energies, so combining foods with radically different energies can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas and also creation of toxins.


Here is list of incompatible foods:

  • Milk with any other food especially bananas, melons, eggs, meat, salt, fruits and yogurt, cherries, fish
  • Vegetables with fruit, milk
  • Cheese with fruit, eggs, milk, hot drinks, beans
  • Fish with yogurt or milk
  • Beans with fruit, milk, eggs, meat, yogurt, fish
  • Eggs with milk, cheese, yogurt, fruits
  • Lemons with cucumbers, tomatoes, milk, yogurt
  • Melons with everything, melons should be eaten alone or not at all
  • Grains with fruits


Here is list of supportive combinations:

  • Milk is best enjoyed alone, exception with: rice pudding, dates, almonds, oatmeal
  • Vegetables with grains, beans, yogurt, meat, fish, eggs, seeds, other vegetables, cheese
  • Cheese with grains and vegetables
  • Beans with grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, other beans
  • Eggs with grains and non- starchy vegetables
  • Grains with beans, vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, cheese, yogurt


Food combining is one of the many Ayurvedic tools for improving digestive health and overall wellness. Also, consuming proper food tends to awaken the body’s innate intelligence.


*Learn how to eat right and be healthy according Ayurveda HERE

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