We all love milkshakes and smoothies, don`t we? The blend of seasonal fruits and milk is the perfect bet on a hot summer day. Who doesn`t love to have a banana milkshake as a refreshing mid-meal beverage? While it tastes amazing, banana and milk might not go well when mixed together. Yes, you read that right. While the combination of banana and milk has long been seen in chilled milkshakes, it may pose various health risks. Let us see what beholds the truth and clear the air once and for all. We give you our experts` advice that you may want to consider to keep healthy in the long run.
Combination of banana and milk- good or bad?
The infamous combination of milk and banana is good or bad for health has always been in debate. While many suggest that both make an excellent combination, some recommend to immediately stop consuming them together. When we asked our expert Dietitian and Psychologist from Care For Life, Harish Kumar, he explained, “We do not recommend this combination as it may prove to be very harmful for the body. Even if you want to consume them, you can first take milk and after 20 minutes, eat a banana. You must also avoid banana milkshake as it hinders the digestion process and disturbs your sleeping pattern.
On the contrary, our expert Nutritionist and Macrobiotic Health Coach says, “banana and milk is a great option for body builders and people who wish to gain weight and need energy for high intensity work. However, it is not recommended for people with allergies like asthma as it creates mucus which leads to breathing disorders.”
What does Ayurveda say?
As far as Ayurveda is concerned, every food has its own taste (rasa), post digestive effect (vipaka) and a heating or cooling energy (virya). Therefore, an individual`s agni or gastric fire determines how well or poorly the food is digested, and right food combinations are of great importance. Ayurveda strictly puts milk and banana in the list of the most incompatible foods.