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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat chicken and milk together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that they are harmful or incompatible.

Chicken and milk both are healthy foods.

Chicken contains protein, iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12.

Milk contains calcium, protein, fat, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B2, and vitamin B12.

According to Ayurveda, chicken and milk should not be consumed together, as they have different digestive environments and may cause toxins to accumulate in the body.

Ayurveda also believes that combining milk with any salty or non-vegetarian food is prohibited, as it can lead to imbalances of the three doshas – Kapha, Vata, and Pitta.

But according to science, there is no evidence that chicken and milk are harmful when eaten together or one after another.

Some people may have lactose intolerance or difficulty digesting milk, but this is not related to chicken consumption.

Some people may also have allergies or sensitivities to either chicken or milk, but this is also an individual issue and not a general rule.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating chicken and milk together you experience any side effects, such as indigestion, nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, or acid reflux, 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 milk you consume.

Because too much of any food can cause health problems, such as weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or nutrient deficiencies.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and hormone-free chicken and milk.

Because these are better for your health and the environment, as they contain fewer chemicals, antibiotics, and additives.

You should also cook chicken properly to avoid any risk of food poisoning or bacterial infection.

You can store chicken and milk in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

Do not store them at room temperature, in direct sunlight, or near any heat source, as this can spoil them and make them unsafe to eat.

Finally, remember, chicken and milk are nutritious foods that can provide many health benefits, such as building muscle, strengthening bones, boosting immunity, and improving skin and hair.

But moderation is the key, and you should balance your diet with other foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds.

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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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