7 Food Combinations That Can Ruin Your Health
7 Food Combos You Must Try for Better Nutrition
Pair These Delicious Foods for a Nutritious Boost
Certain foods just belong together — and no, we're not talking about peanut butter and jelly (although that's definitely delicious!). In combination, some foods not only taste great, but they 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, RD, the writer behind the Everyday Health column Nutrition Sleuth.
Smart pairings like the ones in this list work in concert to bring out the best nutrition from each food. Not only do these foods complement each other nutritionally, they also taste delicious together. And if you're in charge of feeding kids, you'll notice some of these combinations encourage fun dipping, including bananas in yogurt and carrots in hummus. Let your tots dunk away — they'll get an excellent nutritional boost and have fun eating at the same time.
Different food pairings also give you the chance to branch out and try new textures on your plate — and it just might keep you more interested in the meal than you would be if every food was the same consistency. Many of these fun combos happen to pair brightly colored foods, which will help you to "Eat the Rainbow," something the American Heart Association has been urging folks to do for a few years now.
Finally, the combos that follow are not only quick to toss together, they're eminently portable, which means you can easily put them together for fast snacks or lunch at work or home. And generally speaking, a midday meal you've prepped yourself is healthier and better sized than something you'd order at a restaurant. In fact, in a study published in January 2019 in theJournal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers found that 92 percent of the meals from both chain and local restaurants have more calories than is recommended for the average adult woman at a single lunch or dinner.
The bottom line: Be smart about how you pair your foods and then try to incorporate these combos in your daily diet. Here's how these seven smart duos can work double-time for you.
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