Can We Eat Chicken and Yogurt Together? (Expert Anwer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat chicken and yogurt together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination is harmful, and some evidence that it is beneficial.

Chicken and yogurt both are healthy foods.

Chicken contains protein and iron, and yogurt has calcium and probiotics.

According to Ayurveda, chicken and yogurt are incompatible foods that should not be consumed together or one after another.

Ayurveda believes that this combination can create toxins in the body, aggravate the doshas, and cause indigestion, skin problems, and infections.

But according to science, there is not enough evidence to support the claim that chicken and yogurt are harmful when eaten together.

In fact, some studies suggest that yogurt can help marinate and tenderize chicken, as well as enhance its flavor and juiciness.

Yogurt can also provide some health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, improving lactose tolerance, and restoring the gut microbiota.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

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

And if you can tolerate, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of chicken and yogurt you consume.

Because too much of any food can cause problems, such as weight gain, nutrient imbalance, or food poisoning.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose high-quality chicken and yogurt.

Because low-quality chicken may contain harmful bacteria, hormones, or antibiotics, and low-quality yogurt may have added sugar, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

You should also look for organic, free-range, and lean chicken, and plain, unsweetened, and live-cultured yogurt.

You can store chicken and yogurt in the refrigerator for up to four days, or in the freezer for up to four months.

Do not store them at room temperature, in direct sunlight, or near strong-smelling foods.

You should also keep them in separate containers, and avoid cross-contamination.

Finally, remember, chicken and yogurt are nutritious foods that can be part of a balanced diet.

Chicken is a good source of protein, iron, and zinc, which are essential for muscle growth, immune function, and wound healing.

Yogurt is a good source of calcium, probiotics, and vitamin D, which are important for bone health, digestive health, and immune health.

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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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