Can We Eat Banana and Milk Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and milk together or one after another. Because they provide different nutrients that can complement each other’s benefits.

Banana and milk are both healthy foods that contain various nutrients.

Banana is rich in potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.

Milk is a good source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D.

According to Ayurveda, banana and milk are incompatible foods that can cause digestive problems and respiratory disorders.

Ayurveda believes that these two foods have different energies (virya) and qualities (rasa) that can interfere with each other’s digestion and metabolism.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence that eating banana and milk together can harm your health or digestion.

Some studies suggest that consuming these two foods together may have some benefits, such as providing energy for high-intensity exercise or improving blood sugar control.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and milk together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, or nausea, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them well, then continue.

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

Because eating too much of either food can lead to excess calories or nutrients in your diet.

You can store banana and milk separately in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Do not store them together or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Finally, remember that banana is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber that can help you feel full and energized.

Milk is a good source of protein and calcium that can support your muscles and bones.

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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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