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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and tomato together or one after another. Because there is no scientific proof that this combination is harmful or beneficial.

Banana and tomato both are healthy foods.

Banana contains potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin B6.

Tomato contains vitamin K, vitamin C, lycopene, and vitamin A.

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

This is because banana is sour and tomato is sweet, and their different post-digestive effects can cause confusion to the digestive system and result in toxins, allergies, and imbalances.

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

Some studies suggest that the combination of potassium and lycopene may have a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases.

However, some people may experience indigestion, bloating, or acid reflux after eating these foods together, especially if they have a sensitive stomach or a history of gastritis or ulcers.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and tomato together you can cause any discomfort or adverse reactions, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

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

Because too much of any food can cause problems, such as potassium overdose or lycopene intolerance.

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

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

You should also wash them well before eating to remove any dirt or pesticides.

You can store them in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to a week.

Do not store them in the refrigerator, as this can affect their taste and texture.

Do not store them in plastic bags, as this can trap moisture and cause spoilage.

Finally, remember, banana is a nutritious and versatile fruit that can be eaten as a snack, dessert, or smoothie ingredient.

It can also help you regulate your blood sugar levels, boost your energy, and improve your mood.

Tomato is a delicious and colorful fruit that can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. It can also help you protect your skin, eyes, and heart, and prevent some types of cancer.

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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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