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Five powerful food combinations you should make a part of your diet!

Swapna Mohanty | Updated on: 21 December 2017, 19:15 IST

A research has proved that certain foods are healthier when eaten in combination than individually Here are five food combinations which are highly nutritional and beneficial for your health.

 Spinach and Olive

 Olives contain good fat, i.e. Omega 3 fatty acids, which is healthy for our body as it helps in reducing cholesterol. Without these fatty acids, our body is unable to absorb Vitamin K. Highly nutritous, both spinach and olives when taken together, prove good for our heart and bones.
Spinach and Olive combination

 Peanut Butter and Strawberry

Peanut butter and strawberries when taken together, can work wonders for your eyesight. Both of them are rich in Vitamin C and E, which work best for your eyes. A super healthy and tasty way to consume them together is by making a peanut butter and strawberry sandwich with whole-wheat bread.

Tomatoes and Olive Oil

 Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene – an antioxidant which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancers. It is also fat-soluble, and combining it with olive oil works best as it increases absorption.

Orange Juice and Oatmeal

 A perfect breakfast combination, oatmeal and orange juice if consumed together has been proved to prevent heart attacks and cleanse arteries. They also help in stabilizing cholesterol levels as they are full of organic compound 'phenols.'
oatmeal and orange juice

Brown Rice and Peas

 Rice is otherwise full of protein, but if eaten alone, they lack amino acids which complement the protein. Add on some peas , which are lysine rich and contribute potassium to the meal. It helps to develop a faster metabolism and counteracts age related muscle loss.

First published: 21 December 2017, 18:37 IST