We all think that a bowl of fruits and vegetables is the best kind of meal one can have. We chop all the fruits and salad vegetables that our refrigerator has, squeeze a lime, add a dash of salt and we believe it to be the healthiest ever.

But is this the right way to go about it?

Research shows that some foods and drinks can rob your medications of some of their powers. Or they can cause serious, even life-threatening, reactions.

All natural fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you might not be aware that you’re not supposed to mix certain ones!

1. Cucumbers and tomatoes

They are both packed full of water, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. However, you’re not supposed to mix them at the same time!

This is because one of them has a fast digestion rate, and the other one has a slow digestion rate!

When we consume foods with such a difference in digestion rates it causes a lot of side effects.

The lighter ingredient will end up passing in the intestine as the first one is completely digested.

The results in the fermentation of the food in your stomach, making it potentially poisonous to you!

2. Vegetables and Cheese

Consuming this duo together will only result in bloating.

3. Bread/Noodles and Orange Juice

Never mix noodles and bread with orange juice, because the acid needed to digest the juice might diminish the enzyme whose role is starch digestion.

4. Fruit and Yogurt

This WAS my favorite breakfast of all time (with some raw granola and honey). Unfortunately, it slows down your digestion and harms your intestinal flora.

5. Bananas and Milk – Melon and Watermelon

This combination should be also avoided because, besides the good taste, it slows down the digestion.

Never eat watermelon and melon together because they are meant to be consumed alone.