List of Terrible Food Combination As Per Ayurveda

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List of Terrible Food Combination As Per Ayurveda

Food that causes aggravation of doshas, which is the main reason for disease , is called viruddharam (incompatible food). The effect of this gets accumulated in the body and gives rise to diseases. It should be considered similar to poison and artificial poisoning (Gara Visha). Here are some of the examples, which so many of us take as regular food.

In our Sastras eating food is just like performing the yagna into the fire in the belly.  Now the aahuti which we put in the yagna has a lot to do with the well being of the body. There are some rules which should be followed while cooking and eating food.

Do sizzlers,  brownie Ice creams,  Milk Shakes invite you? Well, here is what you should know about it.

Milkshakes and Smoothies:

All sour substances are incompatible with milk.So are all the fruits.

Now a day most of the people are taking milkshakes, thinking that it is very nutritious, but in contrary it is a causative factor for many ailments like skin diseases.

Packaged Cereals With Milk

Milk and salt are incompatible with each other and yet we add milk to the packaged cereals. In case you are wondering about the ingredients of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Here they are: Corn (88%), sugar, salt, barley malt extract, vitamins(vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate), minerals (iron, zinc oxide).

Green Leafy Vegetables and Milk

After consuming leafy vegetable drinking of milk should be avoided. Many fitness enthusiasts swear by the green smoothies. But

Green Smoothies is an example of blending incompatible food.

Horse gram with milk

Horse gram is the next superfood. Drinking horse gram porridge with milk is not advisable.

Mixture of hot & cold things

We all love sizzling brownies. Mixture of hot and cold things should be avoided as they are incompatible with each other by nature. Even adding cold water to hot water to make it drinkable should be avoided.

Heating of curd.

For many recipes, curd is the important ingredient.  For example, to prepare morkuzhambu, people use curd instead of using buttermilk. It is always better to use buttermilk instead of curd for preparing curd based food.

Banana with curd or buttermilk.

Overnight oats are the greatest example of combining incompatible foods.

Soaking oats in curd or milk and topping it with banana and fruit of your choice is something people love to eat as a breakfast in the morning. It is easy to make and ready to eat but it should be avoided given the ill effects of incompatibility of these ingredients.

Wheat + Sesame oil, Wheat + Hot water.

Wheat with hot water and with sesame oil should not be used.

Fish with Dairy, Sprouts, Black Gram, Honey, and Jaggery.

Those people who have been non-vegetarians and have been eating fish all their life would always say that fish with dairy is not a favorable combination. So if you are eating your fish with curd rice, please eat it with rasam rice going forth. 🙂

Radish with soup of black gram.

Radish with black gram is a bad combination and should be avoided.

Ghee kept in a bronze vessel more than 10 days.

Ghee if kept in the bronze vessel gets poisonous, so it is better to avoid it.

A mixture of the equal quantity of ghee & honey.

We should not only avoid consuming processed & packed foods but also food with a bad combination because it is one of the main reason for all lifestyle diseases like BP, DIABETES OBESITY & also CANCER.

Author Bio:


About me – I have been practicing Ayurveda for the past 18 yrs in a traditional way, I have experience in all Panchakarmas, I’m part of an NGO – AVAS, where I’m educating & treating underprivileged children.


Snehal Joshi

Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

  • Purush
    Posted at 10:56h, 03 July

    Dr Prabha
    Good job
    Not all Dr can able to do with dedication like you
    Great work and useful article for every one

  • Huia
    Posted at 11:06h, 03 July

    Thank you for your very interesting post on the compatibility of diffetent foods. I enjoyed reading it.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:02h, 03 July

      Thank you so much for reading Huia dear. Glad that you enjoyed the post.

  • Samruddhi
    Posted at 11:22h, 03 July

    Such a good read and very informative !

    • admin
      Posted at 12:02h, 03 July

      Thank you Samrudhdhi. Glad that you liked it.

  • Gayathri
    Posted at 14:32h, 03 July

    Nice article Prabha. Thanks for sharing. Do share us easy to prepare good combo tips as well.

  • Mahesh/Datta Joshi
    Posted at 14:46h, 03 July

    Very important information, I always strictly follow it. Along with these combinations.. One more important thing we should keep in mind is that….. Curd, Amla should not be consumed after sun set… Have a healthy life

  • Anuradha
    Posted at 14:47h, 03 July

    Thanks For sharing. I think these are some very common things we all do.

    What about yoghurt based smoothies? Is it okay to have them?

  • Laura Ruthven
    Posted at 15:07h, 03 July

    Very interesting reading. It explains why I dont like hot and cold food mixed together such as salad and cooked hot meat.

  • Divya Sriram
    Posted at 21:43h, 03 July

    Nice.. informative and interesting read..👌👍

  • Celestial B Purposed
    Posted at 21:57h, 03 July

    WOW! Some great advice and tips. I never thought about incompatible foods, especially with milk and packaged cereal. Had no idea that salt and sugar were not compatible. Makes me rethink many things that I do. Smoothies will take awhile to taper off of or at least find a compromise. Great post. (FB: Addie Cotoure)

  • Anita Wells
    Posted at 04:03h, 04 July

    Interesting article, explains why some things I have been eating are upsetting my system.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:26h, 05 July

      Thank you Anita for dropping by and commenting.

  • Paul Taubman
    Posted at 08:37h, 04 July

    Time for me to look at the foods that I am eating in order to see how they are serving me!


    • admin
      Posted at 12:26h, 05 July

      Please take a look at your food. Let me know if you need help deciding what is to be retained or abandoned from healthy perspective.

  • Archana Balaji
    Posted at 18:05h, 18 January

    Great insight to the odd and even combinations.

  • Archana Balaji
    Posted at 18:08h, 18 January

    Sri, this concept takes me back to our visit to Dr. Rasane here in mumbai… 🙂 what terrific restrictions we had…. 🙁
    well, combination of hot and cold is extremely uncontrollable when it comes to Hot Hot Gajar/Beet Halwa/Jamun and Vanilla scoops (drooling me) hahaha