(Breakfast Special) Those foods aren’t friends…

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Let me guess.

You probably eat oatmeal everyday, with a glass of milk either on the side or in the oatmeal?

You enjoy a post-workout smoothie, complete with bananas and milk?

You’ve eaten strawberries with oatmeal? Or apple with honey?

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Courtesy of a publication by

何一成 :家医科主任,书田诊所 He Yi Cheng, the head of the family clinic at Shu Tien Medical Center

林君玉:中医主任医师,联合医院 Ling Jun Yu, head Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor at Lian He Hospital

黄美智:縂院营养师,耕华医院 Huang Mei Zhi, Head Dietitian at Geng Hwa Hospital

called 吃对食物,健康100分,here are some common incorrect choices of food combinations and why they may have negative health implications.

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Oatmeal with milk

Why Not?

The oxalic acid in oatmeal binds to the calcium in milk, thus affecting the ability of the adult body to absorb calcium, possibly leading to calcium deficiency.

 

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Milk with Bananas

Why Not?

Milk is high in protein while bananas are high in fruit acids. When protein and fruit acids come into contact, they bind and solidify, causing indigestion due to extension of time needed for digestion.

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Drinking Coffee AFTER consuming Whole Wheat Bread

Why Not?

Causes bad memory & bad temper

Caffeine in the coffee destroys the vitamin B1 in the whole wheat bread. Hence consumption of large amounts of coffee may cause vitamin B1 deficiency, resulting in severe drop in ability to concentrate and focus, easy loss of memory, higher levels of anxiety & anger as well as tiredness.

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Strawberries with Oatmeal

Why Not?

Strawberries contain organic acids and when eaten with oatmeal which contains protein, creates sediments that cannot be digested, preventing nutrients from both foods to be indigestible.

  

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Almonds with Oatmeal

Why Not?

Prevents calcium absorption

Calcium in almonds, when combined with the oxalic acids in oatmeal, prevents absorption of oxalic acid (which is essential for absorption of calcium), thus preventing calcium absorption.

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Apples with Honey

Why Not?

May cause diarrhea

Apples are high in fibre while honey prevents constipation. When eaten together, diarrhea is easily induced.

  

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That’s it for this post.

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You can leave any questions about the nutritional impact of any food combination below and I will deal with them (if I can find them in the book) in another soon-to-come post. 😀

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All images copyrighted by adessertdiet.com

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8 thoughts on “(Breakfast Special) Those foods aren’t friends…”

  1. You probably eat oatmeal everyday, with a glass of milk either on the side or in the oatmeal?

    NOPE, ACTUALLY I EAT ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & EGG WHITES SPRINKLED WITH STEVIA & CINNAMON.

    You enjoy a post-workout smoothie, complete with bananas and milk?

    NOPE, POST WORK OUT I JUST DRINK A LOT OF WATER AND THEN HAVE LUNCH WHICH IS USUALLY SOME GRASS-FED RED MEAT.

    You’ve eaten strawberries with oatmeal? Or apple with honey?

    NOPE. I DON’T EAT FRUIT OR OATS. AND I DO NOT EAT HONEY.

    *PS: I am not yelling at you, lol… just trying to show my answers to your questions! Your article is interesting though, if only more people knew!

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  2. OXALIC ACID DOES NOT AFFECT CALCIUM ABSORPTION FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES CONSUMED IN THE SAME MEAL (in this case the milk).

    It only affect the source from the food itself (in this case the oats). Although phytic acide (not oxalic acid) from oats might have some inhibiting effect on calcium bioavailability (absorption potential) on different sources in the same meal, this combination of food is still a healthy choice and a good source of available calcium.

    You should get a proper training before advising people about such important maters.

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  3. P.S. Just overlooked the rest of your advice and they are mostly wrong and inaccurate. You should stop getting your nutritional information from the clerk at the health food store!

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