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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat apples and carrots together or one after another.

Apples and carrots both are healthy foods.

Apples contain vitamin C and soluble fiber, while carrots have vitamin A, vitamin K, and beta-carotene.

According to Ayurveda, combining foods with radically different energetics can overwhelm the digestive fire (agni) and cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and the creation of toxins.

However, there is no specific mention of apples and carrots being incompatible in Ayurvedic texts.

But according to science, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, including apples and carrots, is associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases and may support longevity.

There is no scientific evidence suggesting that consuming apples and carrots together is harmful.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first. If after eating apples and carrots together you experience side effects, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of apples and carrots you consume.

Because overconsumption of carrots can lead to carotenemia, which is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, and apples should be consumed in moderation to avoid excessive sugar intake.

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

Because they are less likely to contain pesticides and will provide the best nutritional value.

You can store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Apples can be kept at room temperature for about a week or refrigerated for longer shelf life.

Carrots should be stored in the refrigerator’s vegetable drawer.

Do not store them in airtight containers as they need some air circulation.

Finally, remember, moderation is key to a balanced diet.

Including a variety of fruits and vegetables can contribute to overall health and well-being.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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