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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and yogurt together or one after another. Because this combination can provide a balanced mix of nutrients that support overall health and wellness.

Banana and yogurt both are healthy foods.

Banana contains potassium, vitamin C, and fiber, and yogurt has protein, calcium, and probiotics.

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

Ayurveda believes that this combination can create toxins, cold, and allergies in the body.

But according to science, there is no conclusive evidence that this combination is harmful.

Some studies suggest that eating banana and yogurt together can provide a balanced mix of nutrients that support overall health and wellness.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and yogurt together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, or indigestion, 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 yogurt you consume.

Because too much of either food can cause excess calories, sugar, or sodium intake, which can affect your weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose ripe bananas and plain yogurt.

Because ripe bananas have more antioxidants and less starch than unripe ones, and plain yogurt has less sugar and additives than flavored ones.

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 or near heat sources, as they will ripen faster and spoil sooner.

You can store yogurt in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to two months.

Do not store yogurt at room temperature or near heat sources, as it will spoil faster and lose its quality.

Finally, remember, banana is a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed as a snack, dessert, or ingredient in smoothies, salads, or baked goods.

Yogurt is a nutritious dairy product that can be eaten as a breakfast, snack, or ingredient in dips, sauces, or dressings.

Both foods can help you meet your daily requirements of potassium, calcium, and other essential nutrients.

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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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