A proper food combination is vital for our health and overall well-being. According to Ayurveda, incompatible foods or Viruddha Ahara is a strong reason for many systemic disorders. Allergy is one of the toxic or side effects of consuming incompatible foods. However, the allergic reaction may not be evident in everyone on every occasion. There are many factors involved in the development of such reactions. But, it continues for a lifetime once you get affected.
Food as Medicine:
Before we dwell on the wrong food combinations, it is essential to understand how the different food combinations work. Because each food item is unique in terms of taste, potency and energy, when different food materials are used together, their effects can be additive, synergistic, or antagonistic.
Additive: Food combination leads to the sum of the effects of individual food component
Synergistic: Food combination leads to a larger effect than expected
Antagonistic: Food Combination leads to a smaller effect than expected.
Toxic: Food combination leads to toxic effects
Wrong Food Combinations:
Honey and Ghee
Cooked food with fruits
Milk with fruits
Curd with fruits (Mango Lassi or Smoothies??)
Milk products with greens (Palak Paneer)
Milk with sour, salt, astringent and bitter taste
Green leaf and ginger / dried ginger
Tender coconut water with cooked food
Water or hot water during the meal
Fermented rice with sesame oil
Black gram with sesame oil
Black gram with radish
Black nightshade with pepper / honey / palm jaggery
Millets with milk
Radish with milk/banana
Beans with fruits
Lemon with curds/milk
Milk is incompatible with bananas, cherries, melons, sour fruits and yogurt ( Think before taking milkshakes )
Here is a compilation of affordable and accessible home remedies that will help combat Allergies
Take 2 pinches pepper powder + 4 pinches of turmeric powder mixed with ghee
Dosage: Once a day – early morning on an empty stomach
Take 2 cloves of Roasted garlic + 3 pinches of pepper powder with honey
Dosage: Before breakfast
Haridrakandam is one of the effective and trusted remedies for allergies
Dosage: 1 tsp daily
Panchakarma, the classic Ayurvedic detoxification treatment, also works wonders to remove allergy.
Let your journey for impeccable health begin today with compatible foods!!!