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Sunday, June 5, 2016

7 Foods You Should Always Eat Together!



Pair Foods for a Nutritious Boost

Certain foods just belong together — and no, we're not talking about peanut butter and jelly (although it's definitely delicious!). There are foods that when combined, not only taste great, but help you absorb nutrients more effectively. Of all the smart eating tips and tricks that nutritionists swear by, this is one of the best: You'll easily increase the nutritional value of your meals — and with very little effort. “There are definitely advantages to mixing and matching healthy foods,” says Johannah Sakimura, MS, the writer behind the Everyday Health column, Nutrition Sleuth. Find out how these six food pairs can work double-time for you.



Yogurt and Bananas

(Protein and potassium)
Turns out, your go-to portable breakfast may also make the perfect post-workout snack. Combining the potassium found in bananas with high protein foods like yogurt (especially Greek yogurt) helps build muscle and replenish amino acids that are depleted during exercise. So enjoy the easy-to-grab pair on your way home from the gym or add them to your post-workout smoothies.



Carrots and Hummus

(Healthy carbs and protein)
Looking for a way to beat the afternoon munchies? “Choosing snacks that combine protein and healthy carbs can help to curb hunger and give you an extra boost of energy,” says Sakimura. Hummus, which is made from chickpeas, is high in protein; combine it with high-quality carbs that are also high in soluble fiber, like a few baby carrots, and you’ll have an easy, packable snack for busy days. Other good options include yogurt and fruit, an apple with peanut butter, or cheese and whole-grain crackers.



Avocado with Salsa

(Healthy fats and carotenoids)
Good news if you love going out for Mexican: Salsa with avocado is a nutritional power duo. Bright and colorful veggies in salsa are rich in carotenoids, disease-fighting plant pigments that help protect you from cancer and heart disease. Adding healthy fats, like those found in avocados, can maximize protective benefits. One study found that eating avocado with salsa boosted the absorption of lycopene — a carotenoid in tomatoes — by almost five times. Add a dollop of guacamole to your salad, since leafy greens are also high in carotenoids.



Eggs and Cheese

(Vitamin D and calcium)
Your body needs vitamin D to absorb bone-strengthening calcium, but the nutrient is available in very few foods naturally. Eggs yolks are one place you can get your D, so go ahead, whip up that omelet you’ve been craving for breakfast. Sprinkle in your favorite cheese (though you can go lighter on the cheese if you want to limit fat and calories) and double down by adding some chopped broccoli, a little known source of calcium, for an extra boost of nutrients.



Leafy Greens and Olive Oil

(Vitamin K and good fats)
Vitamin K protects your bones and is important for blood clotting (so without it, you could bleed too much), but because the vitamin is fat-soluble, your body can't absorb it without eating some fat at the same time. That's why you should always combine healthy fats — like those found in walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, or olive oil — with your leafy greens, a great source of vitamin K.




Strawberries and Spinach

(Vitamin C and iron)
The most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. is low iron, which has the crucial job of bringing oxygen to the blood. Lack of the mineral (known as anemia) can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, and even hair loss, so it's important — especially for women — to get as much as possible from food. One way to do so: Eat iron-rich foods with a side of vitamin C. “Combining vegetarian sources of iron with vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits helps to enhance uptake of this important mineral,” says Sakimura. Try making a colorful salad with iron-rich spinach and sliced strawberries, which are surprisingly high in vitamin C. Other similar combos: broccoli with bell peppers, chickpeas with tomatoes, or iron-fortified cereal with orange juice.


I hope you all enjoy these great tips from one of the most trusted sites on the web and one that I am into each time it comes. For more info you can check out 'everydayHealth.com' too and see what things you can find that may help you on your journey. 

 

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