Milk is loaded with nutrients and watermelons are one of the healthiest fruits, but they are polar opposites. Watermelon has a citrus flavor while milk has a sweet flavor. Therefore, their combination can lead to digestive problems and a buildup of toxic substances.
Some of the combinations of foods that many of us mindlessly eat can be very harmful to our health. We are all guilty of eating the wrong kind of combinations without realizing their side effects. These food combinations are sodas and pizzas, wine and desserts, white bread and jam, etc.
The most common dangerous food combination is milk with citrus. But today we’re going to focus specifically on milk and watermelon and how this combination can make you sick.
Milk is loaded with nutrients and watermelons are one of the healthiest fruits, but they are polar opposites. Watermelon has a citrus flavor while milk has a sweet flavor. Therefore, their combination can lead to digestive problems and a buildup of toxic substances. So it is better to avoid drinking milk after eating watermelon.
According to Ayurveda, milk acts as a laxative, and watermelons have diuretic properties, which leads to a conflict of functions.
Why do people think mixing milk and watermelon is a bad idea?
Watermelon is a fruit rich in vitamins with simple sugars easily digested by the human body. Although watermelon is not a particularly acidic fruit, it does contain the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline, which is found in watermelon, is believed to improve overall performance.
Milk is a food rich in fat and protein. If you eat watermelon and drink milk at the same time, the acid in watermelon can bind milk proteins. The milk will then curdle and eventually ferment. This is what can make you sick after consuming these food groups together.
Benefits of Eating Watermelon and Milk Separately
Watermelon and milk, as mentioned earlier, are both extremely healthy food items when eaten separately. Watermelon is a good source of vitamins, antioxidants and the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline is well known in the sports world for its ability to help athletes improve their performance. Accordingly, you can consume diced watermelon to increase your strength and muscle mass. Watermelon juice is an excellent detox drink when consumed in the summer.
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