Can We Eat Fruits and Milk Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat fruits and milk together or one after another. Because there is not much scientific evidence to show that they are harmful, and they can enhance the nutrition and antioxidants of each other.

Fruits and milk are both healthy foods.

Fruits contain various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.

Milk has protein, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12.

According to Ayurveda, mixing fruits and milk is a bad idea, as it can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, and toxins in the body.

Ayurveda believes that fruits and milk have incompatible qualities and digestion times, and that sour fruits can curdle the milk in the stomach.

But according to science, there is not much evidence to support the claim that fruits and milk are harmful when consumed together.

Some studies have shown that combining fruits and milk can enhance the nutritional value and antioxidant activity of both foods.

However, some people may have lactose intolerance or fruit allergies, which can cause adverse reactions when they eat fruits and milk together.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating fruits and milk together you experience bloating, nausea, diarrhea, or other digestive issues, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue. However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of fruits and milk you consume.

Because too much of anything can be unhealthy, and fruits and milk may have added sugars, pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics that can affect your health.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and ripe fruits and low-fat, pasteurized, and hormone-free milk.

Because these are the best options to ensure the safety and quality of your food.

You can store fruits and milk in the refrigerator for up to a week, depending on the type and condition of the fruit and the expiration date of the milk.

Do not store fruits and milk in the freezer, as this can affect their texture and flavor.

Do not store fruits and milk near strong-smelling foods, as this can alter their taste and aroma.

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

Finally, remember, fruits and milk are nutritious foods that can provide many health benefits.

But they are not the only foods you need for a balanced diet.

You should also eat a variety of vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins to meet your nutritional needs.

And you should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins from your body.

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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