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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat cucumber and banana together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination is harmful or beneficial, but it may depend on your personal preference and tolerance.

Cucumber and banana both are healthy foods.

Cucumber contains vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium.

Banana has vitamin B6, fiber, manganese, vitamin C, and potassium.

According to Ayurveda, cucumber and banana are incompatible foods that should not be eaten together.

This is because they have different tastes, energies, and post-digestive effects, which can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and toxins.

Ayurveda also advises against eating fruits with vegetables, as they have different digestion times and can create imbalance in the body.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that eating cucumber and banana together is harmful or beneficial.

Some studies suggest that combining fruits and vegetables can increase the antioxidant activity and bioavailability of phytochemicals.

However, some people may experience digestive discomfort or allergic reactions from certain food combinations, depending on their individual sensitivities and health conditions.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating cucumber and banana together you experience any side effects, such as nausea, gas, headache, or acidosis, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

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

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

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

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

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, wrapped in paper towels and placed in a zip-top bag or an airtight container.

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

Finally, remember, cucumber is a hydrating, cooling, and low-calorie vegetable that can help with skin health, blood pressure, and detoxification.

Banana is a filling, energizing, and high-fiber fruit that can support digestion, mood, and heart health.

Both are versatile and delicious foods that can be enjoyed in salads, smoothies, snacks, or desserts.

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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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