Can We Eat Chicken and Fish Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat chicken and fish together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination is harmful or unhealthy.

Chicken and fish both are healthy foods.

Chicken contains high-quality protein, B vitamins, phosphorus, and selenium.

Fish contains protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, iodine, and selenium.

According to Ayurveda, chicken and fish are incompatible foods that should not be eaten together.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies, and that combining foods with radically different energetics can overwhelm the digestive fire and cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and toxins.

But according to science, there is no evidence that eating chicken and fish together is harmful or unhealthy.

In fact, some studies suggest that combining animal proteins, such as chicken and fish, can enhance the quality and bioavailability of protein, and may have beneficial effects on muscle mass and strength.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating chicken and fish together you experience any side effects, such as nausea, bloating, 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 chicken and fish you consume.

Because eating too much of any animal protein can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, and gout.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose chicken and fish that are fresh, lean, and free of antibiotics, hormones, and additives.

Because these factors can affect the nutritional value and safety of the foods.

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two days, or in the freezer for up to six months.

Do not store them at room temperature, or in containers that are not airtight.

Because these conditions can promote bacterial growth and spoilage.

Finally, remember, chicken and fish are nutritious foods that can support your health and well-being.

But they are not the only sources of protein and other nutrients.

You should also include plant-based proteins, such as beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds, in your diet.

Because they provide fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that can protect against chronic diseases .

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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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