Can We Eat Banana and Lemon Juice Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and lemon juice together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination is harmful, unless you have an allergy or a medical condition that requires avoiding either food.

Banana and lemon juice are both healthy foods.

Banana contains potassium, fiber, and vitamin C, and lemon juice has vitamin C, citric acid, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, banana and lemon juice are incompatible foods that should not be eaten together or one after another.

Ayurveda believes that this combination can cause indigestion, acidity, and toxin formation in the body.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that banana and lemon juice are harmful when consumed together.

Some studies suggest that lemon juice may prevent or delay the browning of banana slices by inhibiting the enzyme that causes oxidation.

However, this does not mean that lemon juice improves the nutritional value or digestibility of bananas.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and lemon juice together you experience any side effects, such as stomach upset, nausea, or diarrhea, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of banana and lemon juice you consume.

Because too much of either food may cause problems, such as high potassium levels, tooth erosion, or allergic reactions.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose ripe and fresh bananas and lemons.

Because unripe bananas may contain resistant starch, which can cause gas and bloating, and old lemons may lose some of their vitamin C content and flavor.

You can store bananas at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Do not store them in the freezer, as this will damage their texture and taste.

You can store lemons in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a month, or in the freezer for up to six months.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, as this will speed up their deterioration.

Finally, remember, banana is a nutritious and filling fruit that can be enjoyed as a snack or added to smoothies, salads, or desserts.

Lemon juice is a refreshing and acidic drink that can boost your immune system, detoxify your liver, and enhance your skin.

But moderation is key, and you should always listen to your body and consult your doctor if you have any health concerns.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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