When Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food,” we guess he knew the power of food and how it regulates the human body. While we all try to eat healthy food, there are times when we end up making the wrong choices and combinations that are not good for the body. Have a look at these 8 food combinations that are way healthier than you can ever imagine.
2. Black Beans and Red Bell Peppers
How about mixing fresh red bell pepper along with boiled black beans? Well, this might an expensive affair for you, but is totally worth the body. The combo together stimulates the immune system.
3. Eggs and Mango
Forget applying eggs on your hair and skin. All you need to do is to mix the boiled eggs along with some mango chunks and eat on a daily basis. The natural amino acids in egg along with vitamin C of mango work together to boost collagen production and make your skin radiate.
4. Oatmeal and Strawberries
The two main phytochemicals found in oats called avenanthramides and phenolic acids when consumed with strawberries, rich in vitamin C, help reduce the harmful effects of bad cholesterol and they together prevent plaque formation in the body that further reduces the chances of heart attacks.
5. Green Tea and Lemon
If you wish to make the best of antioxidants found in green tea, add a few drops of lemon juice. It has been proven that adding lemon juice increases the catechins (antioxidant) level to 80 percent.
6. Garlic and Onion
They both contain a number of organosulfur compounds that keep the arteries free of plaque. The combination is also known for detoxifying carcinogens in the body.
7. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Tomatoes
According to nutritionists, the four carotenoids found in tomatoes are best absorbed with extra-virgin olive oil and they together help fight cancer and heart disease.
8. Cinnamon and Grain Toast
If you have been avoiding cinnamon all these years, this will make you start adding it to your breakfast for good reasons. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition experts, adding it to your grain toast helps regulate the blood sugar levels.
9. Broccoli and Tomatoes
They both are known for cancer-fighting properties and it has been proven that consuming them together is more effective at slowing the growth of cancerous cells in the body.