Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Healthy Food Combination

Some foods when combined with other food, are more nutritious and beneficial for our health. Most popular Food combinations for our daily meals.

Beans and Greens:

Beans are rich in proteins and iron. When paired with veggies rich in Vitamin C such as spinach, sprouts and potatoes, it is used for weight loss. Vitamin C rich foods do not aid weight loss directly. But they have water soluble nutrients which make them very low calorie foods.

The combination of beans and veggies won't let you gain those extra kilos. Also, iron content of beans gets better absorbed in the presence of vitamin C from vegetables.

Tomato and Olive Oil:

Tomatoes contains Vitamin C and the antioxidant. This antioxidant lowers the risk of cataracts, osteoporosis, cancer and effects of ageing. Olive oil , also rich in antioxidants, promotes the formation of good cholesterol in the body.

The combo also boosts liver function of protein synthesis and detoxification of the body. It's believed to reduce the effects of hypertension.

Turmeric and Salmon:
Turmeric has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Salmon is low on carbohydrates and high on protein. When the two are combined, the properties of omega-3 fatty acids present in salmon get a boost and it guards the nervous system against effects of ageing.

It also increases level of good cholesterol which improves heart health. The combination also believed to  slow tumor growth by keeping the cancer cells from multiplying.

Broccoli and Mustard:

Broccoli is a good source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It has anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties.

The two combat bacterial infections in the urinary tract, excretory system, digestive system and the colon

Whole Grains and Onions:
Whole grains contain iron and zinc in different quantities. The two minerals are absorbed by the body easily in the presence of sulphur in onions.

Whole grains are also rich in Vitamin E which, when combined with Vitamin C, become beneficial for the skin.


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