Did you know that: When we eat certain foods together, their components work in syncâ€”they produce health-promoting results that far outweigh what you’d get from eating either food alone.
#1 Sprouted Whole Grain Toast + Cinnamon = Weight Loss
Combine these two weight loss staples into a delicious meal. Make your breakfast delicious and nutritive. Several studies demonstrated the slimming effect of cinnamon. It is also widely known that this spice is perfect to give yourself a sense of satiety.
Reduce the blood sugar level to handle your cravings with care. In order to achieve the best results in a quick time make sure you use fresh cinnamon. Whole cinnamon sticks are considered the perfect option to enjoy the delicious taste of this spice for a long time.
#2 Spinach + Broccoli = More Energy
Green vegetables, such as spinach and broccoli, have a high amount of naturally occurring antioxidants, which kill free radicals — scavenger cells that cause chronic diseases. Spinach is also high in iron, and broccoli is high in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. This makes spinach and broccoli a favorable duo. Chop the broccoli and combine it with spinach in a salad, or steam them both and serve them as a side dish.
#3 Organic Raw Yogurt + Ground Flaxseed = Better Digestion
Yogurts can help digestive health by providing probiotics, good-for-you bacteria that get things moving again.
Probiotics need to feed on prebiotics-specialized fibers found in foods like flaxseed to survive and thrive. When you eat them together, you restore and then maintain the healthy balance in your belly. It doesn’t get any easier than this: Sprinkle a tablespoon of ground flaxseed onto your probiotic yogurt.
#4 Oatmeal + Apples = A Healthier Heart
Oatmeal houses two superstar ingredients that help protect your ticker: beta-glucan, a cholesterol-lowering fiber, and avenanthramides, compounds that shield LDL cholesterol from harmful free radicals. Pump up your breakfast bowl’s heart-health quotient even more by tossing in a chopped apple. (Keep the skin on-that’s where all the nutrients live.) Apples are filled with flavonoids, major-league antioxidants that also zap free radicals and take on inflammation to boot.
#5 Lemon + Kale leaves = A Stronger Immune System
Dark green leaves of kale have cancer-fighting lutein, niacin, zinc plus vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron and more. It builds a healthy cardiovascular system. Drizzle some lemon juice (which is also rich in vitamin C) over your kale so as to retrain its iron-rich content. It works well to cleanse the intestinal tract.
#6 Broccoli + Eggs = Less PMS
If you suffer from a major case of the crankies every month, relief could be as easy as a trip to certain supermarket aisles. An Archives of Internal Medicine study found that women who downed the most calcium and vitamin D were 30 to 40 percent less likely to suffer from PMS crabbiness. Two foods to reach for? Broccoli and eggs. Broccoli boasts one of the most easily absorbed forms of calcium found in food, while eggs are one of nature’s best sources of vitamin D.
#7 Banana + Peanut Butter = Aid with Muscle Contractions
Sodium and potassium are important electrolyte minerals that aid with muscle contractions and help with nerve impulse transmission. Sodium also regulates fluid balance in the body. All of these functions are especially important for athletes who lose potassium and sodium through excessive sweating. A banana is high in potassium and salted peanut butter is high in sodium, making this duo beneficial for athletes. Peanut butter is also high in monounsaturated fat. According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fat has a cholesterol-lowering effect, which reduces the risk for stroke and heart disease.
#8 Tomatoes + Olive Oil = Smoother Skin
Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found mostly in tomatoes, can help prevent sun damage. But for supple skin, don’t eat them plain. First coat them in olive oil. The healthy fats olive oil allow lycopene to be better absorbed by your body.