foods to avoid with shilajit

6 Foods to Avoid When Consuming Shilajit

Shilajit is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy known for its high mineral content and potential health benefits, which include increased energy, improved cognitive function, and overall vitality. However, the foods we eat with Shilajit can have a big impact on its effectiveness. 

In this article, we will discuss the 6 types of foods to avoid if you want to get the most out of Shilajit.

1. Vidahi (Acidic) and Heavy Foods

In Ayurveda, certain foods are categorized as vidahi, meaning they generate heat or acidity in the body. Consuming these foods while taking Shilajit may cause discomfort, such as heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux. Examples include tomatoes, hot peppers, and some fermented foods. Furthermore, heavy foods such as lentils, horse gram, and red meats can be difficult to digest and may interfere with the absorption of Shilajit is active compounds, reducing its effectiveness.

2. Excessively Spicy Foods

Spices are an important part of many cuisines, but they must be used with caution. The pitta dosha, one of the three Ayurvedic body types, is associated with heat and inflammation in the body, and consuming a lot of spicy food can make it worse. This imbalance can counteract the harmonizing effects of Shilajit. For example, consuming too much chilies, black pepper, and other spicy foods may counteract the health benefits of Shilajit.

3. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are highly acidic and can interact adversely with Shilajit. The acidic nature of these fruits can interfere with the mineral absorption from Shilajit, leading to increased acidity and potential digestive issues. Instead, opt for less acidic fruits, such as apples or bananas, which are more compatible with Shilajit.

4. Meat, Fish, and Milk

According to Ayurvedic principles, there are food combinations that can upset the body's natural functions. For instance, mixing dairy products like milk with animal proteins like meat and fish can be especially difficult on the digestive system. When combined with Shilajit Capsules, this mixture may cause the body to accumulate toxins (ama), which can cause symptoms like indigestion or even skin problems.

5. Shilajit with Water and Honey

Though honey and water are generally harmless, combining them with Shilajit necessitates careful proportioning to avoid causing an imbalance in the body's internal environment. An improper mix can result in a toxic buildup, leading to complications like skin rashes and other detoxification symptoms.

6. Shilajit, Milk, and Raddish

Mixing radish with Shilajit and milk is another combination that Ayurveda advises against. This trio can seriously impair digestion, leading to indigestion and bloating. Furthermore, because radish is a diuretic and milk is a laxative, the combination may cause skin issues because of their antagonistic effects on the digestive system.


To sum up, when consuming Shilajit, it's essential to be mindful of the foods you pair it with to maximize its benefits.

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