The food which we prepare should fulfill many criterion. The food has to be tasty, nourishing and should not harm body. Texts of ayurveda say a strict no to few combinations of ingredients. They describe these combinations as opposite foods. Opposite food combinations lead to accumulation of toxins in the body. These toxins act like slow poisons which can become root cause for other diseases.
According to ayurvedic texts “ama” or body toxins get accumulated due to indigestion of food. Accumulation of body toxins lower the body immunity and pave way for diseases. Hence the food consumed must be healthy and get digested well in time.
A good digestion helps in proper absorption of nutrients and efficient supply of them to our body. Indigestion is opposite of this. The indigested food fails to supply the required nourishment to our body.