Incompatible Food Chart: Dairy Foods

Today I will share the compatibility of dairy with other food. Cause dairy intolerances are so common that some of us forgot the amazing taste and benefits of an organic, grass-fed, fair farming dairy. Dairy is a big subject, needs pages to talk about, especially how to find a good source where you know animals are treated well rather than with cruelty. 

If you can find but have digestion problems, try to combine in the right way and see how your digestion reacts.

1. Milk and Heavy Cream

Ok to Combine

  • Spices: Turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, saffron, vanilla & more
  • Sweet Dried Fruits: Dates, soaked raisins
  • Ghee, butter
  • Nuts, sunflower/pumpkin seeds
  • Grains: Wheat, rice, oats, amaranth, quinoa, pearl / proso millet

Don’t Combine

  • Sour / Acidic Foods: Cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, citrus, alcohol, tomatoes, pickles
  • Eggs, meat, fish/seafood, seaweed
  • Salt, sesame
  • Fresh fruits
  • Vegetables: Leafy greens, radishes, nightshades (eggplant, pepper, tomatoes), onion, garlic
milk food compatibility

2. Yogurt

Ok to Combine

  • All natural sweeteners, especially honey
  • Grains: Wheat, rice, oats, amaranth, quinoa, millet, barley
  • Non-leafy vegetables like zucchini, summer squash, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, cucumber
  • Nuts, seeds
  • Easy to digest lentils like split mung beans
  • Dried Fruit: Dates, raisins, figs, apricots, cranberries etc

Don’t Combine

  • Heavy to Digest Beans & Lentils: Black, kidney, pinto, cannellini
  • Eggs
  • Milk and heavy cream
  • Leafy greens like spinach, kale
  • All fresh fruit, especially banana
  • Nightshades: Eggplant, white potatoes, peppers, tomatoes
yogurt food compatibility

3. Cheese

Ok to Combine

  • If digestion is strong, bread, crackers, pasta
  • Leafy Greens: Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, spinach
  • Nothing: Better not be eaten alone
  • Easy to digest lentils like red lentils, mung beans
  • Nuts
  • Non-starchy vegetables like zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, radish, string beans

Don’t Combine

  • If digestion is weak, bread, crackers, pasta
  • Eggs; milk, heavy cream
  • Meat, fish/seafood
  • Fresh fruit
  • Heavy to digest beans like black, kidney, pinto, cannellini, lima
  • Nightshades: Eggplant, white potatoes, peppers, tomatoes (if digestion is weak)
cheese food compatibility

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