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The Reality Behind The Fish And Milk Myth!


Food myths are not new in the world we are living in so far. Complicated theories about pairing food items together or apart have always been a part of different cultures and traditions. When it comes to fish and milk, there are a number of different views and myths associated.


The most profound theory (or read myth) is found to be the appearance of white patches on various areas of the body –  mostly the hands and face.

The Hindu culture thinks of this combination  as a bad omen and the cause of  disease.

A similar version for this combination has been found in Ancient Egypt, Middle East, Northern Nigeria, Medieval Europe, and Colonial America. However, modern Science seems to brush away these myths by projecting some seriously logical explanations.


According to a recent study, these patches can be an outcome of destruction of pigment-forming cells called melanocytes or due to some fungal infection. Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition characterized by portions of the skin losing their pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function. The intake of fish and milk has  nothing to do with any disease. Nausea, itching or stomach aches could be an allergic reaction to the particular food. Modern Science suggests that taking milk after fish do not harm the normal body functions.

Conclusion: The fish and milk combo is as normal as any other pairing in the world. If your taste-buds and system approve, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about!  In fact, it may even  enhance your body strength.

Contributor: Mehar-un-nisa