Yogurt- Food Combinations

Updated: May 9, 2021

If you asked me a couple of years back, what is my favorite milk product? Hands down, it will be YOGURT. I can eat it with honey or jaggery, mix it with my curries or eat like it is. Until I was introduced to Ayurveda and realized how my poor food combinations are affecting my health.


Yogurt which is a fermented product should not be consumed with milk as it would block the channels or srootas of the body and result in infections, tummy problems and ill-health.


The problem with yogurt is yeast. Yeast and mold contamination is a big reason why yogurt and other cultured dairy products go bad.) The combination of fruit and sour fruits such as berries, a popular breakfast choice, can produce toxins and cause sinus congestion as well as allergy-like symptoms.



Yogurt is sour, heavy and increases secretions from glands present inside the body. These characteristics of yogurt make it quite opposite to the characteristic properties of milk which is why in Ayurveda it is not recommended to pair these two together. Any fermented product should not be consumed with milk as it would block the channels or srootas of the body and result in infections, tummy problems and ill-health.


Yogurt Is Incompatible With:

* Milk

* Sour Fruits

* Melons

* Hot drinks

* Meat

* Fish

* Mangos

* Starch

* Cheese


Best with: Grains and Vegetables

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