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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat carrot and banana together or one after another, unless you have any allergies, sensitivities, or follow Ayurvedic diet.

Carrot and banana both are healthy foods. Carrot contains vitamin A, vitamin K, and fiber, and banana has vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium.

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

When bananas and carrots are eaten together, their opposing qualities tend to smother the digestive fire and can disrupt the balance of intestinal flora, which results in the creation of toxins.

This combination also frequently causes congestion, colds, coughs, allergies, hives, and rashes.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence that carrot and banana combination is harmful or beneficial for health.

Some studies suggest that eating fruits and vegetables together may enhance their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

However, some people may have individual sensitivities or allergies to certain foods that can cause adverse reactions.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

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

And if you accidentally consumed them together, then drink plenty of water and take some antihistamine or anti-inflammatory medication if needed.

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

Because they have more nutrients, flavor, and quality than processed, sprayed, or unripe ones.

You can store them in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to a week.

Do not store them in the refrigerator, as this can reduce their flavor and texture.

Do not store them near ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples, pears, or avocados, as this can speed up their ripening and spoilage.

Finally, remember, carrot and banana are nutritious foods that can offer many health benefits when eaten in moderation.

Carrot can improve your vision, skin, and blood health, while banana can boost your energy, mood, and digestion.

However, be aware of your individual preferences and reactions, and avoid eating them together if you follow Ayurvedic principles or have any symptoms of incompatibility.

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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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