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Did you know that some nutrients compete against each other to enter the body during digestion?
The competition is related to bioavailability, that is, the capacity of a substance to be absorbed by the cells and execute its function.
That means that if a nutrient is more present than the others, it will receive preference, while the ones found in lesser amounts will be less absorbed.
The thing is that, that since childhood, we are used to hearing that some food combinations are bad for our health and can even cause death in some cases. Have you ever heard something like that?
Mango and milk, for example, is one of those combinations that, according to many people, is very harmful to anyone who dares to take it.
Well, and to answer this question, according to nutritionists, combining mango and milk doesn’t harm your health, and no one dies from consuming these two ingredients together.
Otherwise, no one would eat mango ice cream, right?
This myth originated in 16th century Brazil, during slavery, to stop slaves from stealing foods that were expensive and exclusive to the nobles.
Now that you know some of the food combinations to avoid, it is important to understand that each food has a complex substance composition.
The possibilities of chemical reactions are numberless and also depend on the general health of your body.
This is why nutritionists and endocrinologists run exams before preparing a diet or determining the need for certain substances to balance the patient’s body processes.
So, it is essential to rely on reliable sources of information, and the support of a health professional to avoid myths and not make bad choices for your health.
0:00 Harmful Food Combinations
1:14 Fruits during meals
1:50 Two concentrated sources of protein
2:20 Tomato and cucumber
2:42 Animal protein and starchy foods
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