Why Consuming Fruits With Milk And Yoghurt Is A Strict No

Have you been consuming milk and yoghurt with fruits? Read on to learn how it can be harmful to your health.

Sushmita Sharma
Written by: Sushmita SharmaUpdated at: Dec 26, 2022 16:01 IST
Why Consuming Fruits With Milk And Yoghurt Is A Strict No

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Fruits and milk are highly nutritious, however, consuming them in the right manner is very important. Food combinations that do not go well can cause various health problems like bloating, stomach ache, fatigue, and gas. It can also have a long-term effect on your health and cause chronic digestion problems and rashes. Read this article to know why you should avoid consuming milk and yoghurt with fruits, and also learn what other food combinations should be avoided.

Why You Need To Avoid Milk & Yoghurt With Fruits

When you mix these two foods, they can harm your gut lining and lead to accumulated undigested waste in your body. These substances get leaked into the bloodstream, causing skin disorders as they gather under the skin.

Milk is an animal protein and should not be mixed with other proteins. When fruits such as bananas, strawberries, pineapple, limes, and oranges are digested, they produce heat. On the other hand, milk acts as a coolant. These fruits become sour when they are broken down in the stomach. This affects your gut health and can lead to health conditions such as cold and cough.

It is better to avoid bananas with milk as it is heavy and will take a longer time to digest, and may cause fatigue. The post-digestive effect of bananas and milk combined will be sour, so they should not be eaten together.

Also Read: Why You Should Start Eating Dry Fruits On An Empty Stomach

Fruits contain acids and active enzymes that react quickly with dairy products and cause digestive issues. Keep reading to know what acids are present in some of the fruits.

Watermelon - Malic Acid and fumaric acid

Pineapple - Malic acid and citric acid

Apple - Malic acid along with tartaric acid and fumaric acid

Mango - Citric acid, tartaric acid and malic acid

Combinations That You Should Avoid

Apart from consuming fruits with milk and yoghurt, there are some food combinations that you should avoid to harm your body are:

  • Fruits and vinegar
  • Dairy with tamarind, tomato or vinegar
  • Avoid eating melon with any other fruits

Food You Should Not Eat With Milk

  • Eating eggs, fish and meat with milk can lead to digestive issues and cause heaviness. 
  • Do not eat radish with milk as it can produce heat and slow down your digestion process. 
  • Avoid eating acidic items or foods that are sour with milk. In addition, foods that contain vitamin C should not be consumed with milk. This is because milk takes longer to digest, and eating it with lemon or citrus fruits can lead to coagulation of the milk and cause heartburn or gas. 

Fruits That Are Compatible With Milk

Raisins: They improve blood, and contain healthy vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Figs: Improve calcium, iron, and colon cleanse.

Dates: Nutritious and healthy

Avocado: They're packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.


While milk, fruits and yoghurt are all nutritious, they can have a negative impact on your health when consumed the wrong way. Avoid consuming citrus or acidic fruits with milk to prevent digestive problems. You should consult your doctor if you face any digestive problems.