Can We Eat Avocado and Orange Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat avocado and orange together or one after another. Because they do not have any proven negative interactions, and may even enhance each other’s benefits.

Avocado and orange both are healthy foods.

Avocado contains healthy fats, fiber, vitamin E, folate, and potassium, and orange has vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, avocado and orange have different tastes and energies, and may not digest well together.

Avocado is heavy, oily, and cooling, while orange is light, sour, and heating.

This combination can cause indigestion, gas, bloating, and toxins.

Ayurveda recommends eating fruits separately from other foods, especially heavy and oily ones like avocado.

But according to science, there is no evidence that avocado and orange are harmful when eaten together.

In fact, some studies have shown that combining fruits with healthy fats can enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants.

However, science also acknowledges that individual tolerance and preferences may vary, and that some people may experience digestive discomfort from certain food combinations.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating avocado and orange 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 avocado and orange you consume.

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

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

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

You can store them in a cool, dry place for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for longer.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, heat, or moisture, as this can spoil them faster.

Finally, remember, avocado and orange are nutritious foods that can benefit your health in many ways.

Avocado can help lower cholesterol, improve skin and hair, and support brain function.

Orange can boost immunity, prevent scurvy, and protect against infections.

However, moderation and variety are key to a balanced diet, so make sure you eat other fruits and foods as well.

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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