Can We Eat Banana and Coffee Together? (Expert Asnwer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and coffee together or one after another. Because there is no scientific evidence to suggest any major risks.

Banana and coffee both are healthy foods.

Banana contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, and fiber, while coffee has caffeine, antioxidants, and B vitamins.

According to Ayurveda, banana and coffee are incompatible foods that can cause indigestion, gas, bloating, and toxins in the body.

Ayurveda believes that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies that affect the digestive system and the body as a whole.

Combining foods with radically different energetics can overwhelm the digestive fire and create imbalance.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest any major risks of eating banana and coffee together.

Some individuals may experience digestive issues when consuming banana and coffee together due to increased stomach acid production or coffee’s laxative effects.

While there are potential concerns about nutrient absorption, it is not well-researched or understood.

Consuming banana separately or with vitamin C-rich foods can enhance mineral uptake.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and coffee together you can cause stomach discomfort, nausea, or diarrhea, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate, then continue.

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

Because too much of either can have negative effects on your health, such as potassium toxicity, caffeine overdose, dehydration, insomnia, anxiety, or heart problems.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose ripe and organic bananas and high-quality and freshly roasted coffee beans.

Because ripe bananas have more antioxidants and natural sweetness, and organic bananas are free of pesticides and chemicals.

Because high-quality and freshly roasted coffee beans have more flavor, aroma, and nutrients, and less bitterness and acidity.

You can store bananas at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Do not store bananas in direct sunlight, near heat sources, or in plastic bags, as they will ripen faster and spoil sooner.

You can store coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dark, and dry place for up to a month, or in the freezer for up to six months.

Do not store coffee beans in the refrigerator, near moisture, or in clear containers, as they will lose their freshness and quality faster.

Finally, remember, banana is a nutritious and versatile fruit that can support your digestion, energy levels, heart health, and mood.

But do not eat too many bananas at once, as they can cause constipation, blood sugar spikes, or weight gain.

And coffee is a stimulating and beneficial drink that can enhance your physical performance, brain health, metabolism, and gut health.

But do not drink too much coffee at once, as it can cause jitteriness, nervousness, insomnia, or dehydration.

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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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