Theories abound about what food combinations are disastrous for your health. Take this quiz with a grain of salt, though -- we're not advocating any one theory, just giving you some ideas on what not to eat for your next dinner.
According to a 2008 study, you might not want to have this with your morning coffee.
Why does orange juice taste so awful after you've brushed your teeth?
Citrus and mint are opposing flavors on the "taste wheel."
Certain compounds in the toothpaste bring out the bitter flavors in the orange juice.
The acid in the orange juice becomes extra acidic when it combines with the toothpaste.
If you're making a salad, what kind of dressing should you avoid?
According to Kosher dietary laws, what two food groups should not be eaten in the same meal?
dairy and fruit
fruits and grains
meat and dairy
fruits and vegetables
For those keeping Kosher, why can't meat and dairy be eaten together?
Religious laws forbid the eating of milk and meat at the same time.
Meat and dairy are hard to digest when eaten together.
Which meats are forbidden under kosher law?
pork and shellfish
fish and chicken
beef and pork
turkey and beef
shellfish and chicken
Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, has many rules about how combining foods affects your health. According to ayurvedic medicine, which foods should never be eaten together?
grains and meat
vegetables and sweets
fruit and meat
dairy and citrus
alcohol and vegetables
grains and vegetables
The meat and dairy combination is also avoided in ayurveda. Why?
it's believed that they disturb digestion when consumed together -- basically, the same reason as in kosher law
because cows are sacred in India, and their meat and milk should never be eaten together
Ayurvedic practitioners avoid milk that is ______.
According to ayurvedic theory, which food should never be eaten in combination with any other?
In Chinese medicine, which food group is considered inappropriate for human consumption?
What food combination would a traditional Chinese doctor recommend you avoid if you have a common cold?
tofu and mushrooms
garlic and ginger
If you're on a macrobiotic diet, which would not be a good way to prepare your food?
What else is excluded from a macrobiotic diet?
Our bodies digest different foods in different ways. According to the study of trophology, you'll avoid indigestion by making meals from foods that are digested in the same way. So, what's one thing that you should not eat with oatmeal?
Also according to trophology, what should you never do during a meal?
eat too quickly
eat too slowly
rub your stomach
If a practicer of trophology were offered a bowl of rice and beans, would he or she eat it?
Trophology says you should always eat this type of food alone, never with anything else.
If you're into trophology, what should you never eat with your steak?
Trophology practitioners avoid doing this after a big meal.