We still blindly follow the stale rule of not having milk after eating fish, don’t we? While it may be a baseless myth, the horrors of its fabricated consequences continue to haunt us. Quite interestingly, it turns out not only our Pakistani mothers made up this myth that terrified us of drinking milk after a fish meal but people from all over the world have been subjected to the same. Yup, it is a universal lie!
The Twittersphere was shocked to hear that it is simply a misconception held by all mothers throughout the world, as everyone recounted the myths they were introduced to by their mothers. “Did all our Arab mothers collectively agree to make up the myth that fish and dairy make you sick?” asked a user, and the responses that followed were quite intriguing.
Here are some of the responses:
“Albanian mothers also,” said one user.
“The myth in Pakistani culture is that you will get white spots on your face if you eat the two of them together,” shared another.
“Not just Arabs, us Indians too. We’ve been told that fish with milk can cause those white patches on your skin.”
“Italian moms too!” someone revealed.
“Same in Afghanistan. Also, don’t mix two whites so the same applies to eggs and dairy.”
“Greek mothers live by the fish and egg myth.”
Meanwhile, a Bangladeshi debunked the myth. “In Indian Bengal, and Bangladesh, fish is cooked with the dairy product for time unknown. No adverse effect on the Bengalis, they are a people with one of the best skins,” one shared.
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