Food Combinations:Foods You Should Eat Together

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 12, 2014

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Sometimes two foods together is healthier than eating each of them alone. It is not only better for your health, but it can help in quicker weight loss and a super energy boost.
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    Healthy food combinations

    Sometimes enjoying two foods together is healthier than eating each of them alone. It is not only better for your health, but it can help in quicker weight loss and a super energy boost. Here are the food combinations, the most powerful food synergies. (Image source:Getty)

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    Fruit, veggies and brown rice

    A bunch of foods when eaten as part of the same meal can produce amazing health benefits. One such combination is – a piece of fruit, a side of veggies and a cup of brown rice. The combination helps you trim, fight heart disease and strengthen your immune system. (Image source:Getty)

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    Soy and Salmon

    A research at the Loma Linda University found that an isoflavone in soy called genistein inhibits enzymes in the colon and prostate, raising the amount of vitamin D bioavailability in those tissues. The higher vitamin D levels may offer protection against cancer. Fish such as salmon gives you enough of the vitamin. (Image source:Getty)

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    Peanuts and Whole Wheat

    According to a study at the Iowa State University, the specific amino acids absent in wheat are actually present in peanuts. The combination gives you what you need to build and maintain muscle. (Image source:Getty)

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    Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Broccoli

    Broccoli and tomatoes are two excellent sources of beta-carotene and vitamin C, which strengthens your immune system. These should always be consumed with fat for it to be absorbed well; that is where olive oil comes in. (Image source:Getty)

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    Bread/Pasta and Vinegar

    Fear that bread/pasta will increase your fat? Combine it with vinegar to get the opposite result. Just sprinkle them with a little vinegar and vinegar will moderate that spike in glucose and you will feel full for longer. (Image source:Getty)

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    Bananas and Yoghurt

    This combination is a great remedy for those who often have gastric upsets. This combination, eating both probiotic and prebiotic foods, gives your digestive system's immune defences a great boost. (Image source:Getty)

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    Oatmeal, Soy Milk and Almonds

    Start your day with some oatmeal made with soy milk. This combination gives your day a head start and also keeps your heart healthy. (Image source:Getty)

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    Oatmeal and orange

    A study at the Antioxidants Research Lab at the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that vitamin C-rich orange when combined with a bowl of oatmeal helps prevent heart problems and stabilize your LDL cholesterol. (Image source:Getty)

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    Grapes and blueberries

    You can eat a variety of fruits together for more health benefits than eating one fruit alone. This combination of fruits is more than additive but synergistic. Besides, there are the antioxidant effects. (Image source:Getty)

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    Apples and Chocolate

    According to a study at the National University of Singapore, the combination of chocolate and apple improves cardiovascular health and provides anticoagulant activity, owing to the catechins and quercetin in them, respectively. (Image source:Getty)

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