Do you know that feeling you get after having a healthy and delicious meal? You are more positive, full of energy and everything in life seems better! Because each and every meal makes a difference for our health and wellbeing, here are 3 healthy combinations that you can try:
1) Greek Yogurt and Oatmeal
Oats are an excellent source of slow releasing carbohydrates (which practically means that you will have more energy for a longer period of time), as well as an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fibers. They stabilize blood sugar, they reduce cholesterol, strengthen the immune system, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes or heart disease and are very rich in fibers. They also contain prebiotics, which are non-digestible food ingredients that form a proper environment for good bacteria in your body, which also helps in minerals absorption. You can find prebiotics in other whole grains too, as well as in bananas, garlic, onion, asparagus or honey.
Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and proteins and it is also very low in calories. Besides that it also contains probiotics, which combined with the prebiotics in oats will have great positive effects on your stomach and your overall health.
2) Spinach and Orange
We know that spinach is rich in iron, but many people don’t know that an adult only absorbs 15% of the iron he consumes. So now the vitamin C comes into play, because it helps in absorbing the iron better. Squeeze some lemon on the spinach or even better, add a few slices of orange next to it. The combination of flavors is very interesting and it also makes a great and healthy meal that is very low in calories.
3) Tomatoes and Broccoli
Because of the antioxidants they contain and their capacity to prevent cancer, these foods should definitely not miss from your diet! By combining them you will get a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, lycopene and other antioxidants. To get the maximum benefits out of these 2 foods, you can cook them together. While the broccoli needs to be cooked lightly, the nutrients in tomatoes become more concentrated when they are cooked into a sauce, a soup or a paste. The healthy nutrients and antioxidants found in tomatoes and broccoli can help in reducing the risk of cancer and especially prostate cancer. If you don’t have any fresh tomatoes at hand, you can also use tomato juice, just make sure it is 100% natural!
So there you go…some simple yet effective food combinations that will help you enjoy a healthy and delicious meal! And what other interesting combinations do you know? Share your opinions with us in the comments area below!
About the Author: Craig Wilson is a big Fitness enthusiast, Author and owner of www.Body-Buildin.com. Feel free to visit his website for lots of interesting articles, tips and motivation!