Food Synergy the Concept of Food Combination

Food Synergy the Concept of Food Combination

Research shows certain foods when paired or combined together become healthier. The thought behind this or the concept is refereed to as “food synergy.” The health experts explain the concept as how two foods can be greater than the sum of their parts, or when eaten alone. Synergy can also mean a collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, working together, or in unity.

Much like our head article image demonstrates. A time watch with many parts that work in synergy or in harmony to keep time.

Food Combinations Working In Synergy

Tomato and Cheese with olive oil

Image credit: Guide To Healing Herbs – Winter 2014 edition – page 76

That is what food does when paired and eaten together. The most common example we can think of is, tomatoes paired with mozzarella, and including fresh basil and olive oil.

Eaten together, makes each of these foods, cancer fighting, anti heart disease compounds more available to the body. In other words, they each have a benefit to the body, but together, it is like 5 times more beneficial than each alone, and that is food synergy.

The concept of food synergy stress that good health may not just be the wonderful verity of healthy foods we eat, but rather how you combine them. Eating food combinations that biochemically balance each other.

Here’s another example, rosemary and steak. We know that steak when charred can produce carcinogenic compounds which are cancer causing.

But when you marinate the steak with the herb rosemary, which is rich in antioxidants, like rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid, it nutralizes the caroinogenic compounds when a steak reaches 325 degrees.

The website, Health News Library has a new page – How Food Works To Make You Healthy. They have slide show which explains how food works when combining different foods together for a greater health benefit.

Link over and enjoy the information to better health: Health News Library

 

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Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious Diet

 

Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious Diet

Believe it or not, there are still people who have heard about eating a healthy diet, but are undecided about going down that path.

Learning to eat healthy and understand proper nutrition, living a healthier lifestyle may seem difficult, but it really isn’t.

A little knowledge is all it takes to get started on the path to good health.

A healthy diet is essential for sustaining the healthy body function. Eating the right foods for all day energy and vitality, and a healthy diet for living a minimal disease-free life.

Breaking unhealthy habits is difficult, but not an impossible task. The place to start is reading for yourself the benefits of eating healthy foods and getting daily exercise. One place to start, is the Health News Library (we are partial to that site, as we are the author of the web-site).

Logo Health News LibraryThe concept of the Health News Library is focused on alternative health needs. The information posted is on health concerns, solutions, useful ideas, and up to date approaches to improve one’s health, and demonstrates how food correlates to the well-being of the person.

When a person begins to understand what healthy eating is all about, the next step after the person begins a healthy eating plan is to rid the kitchen of any unhealthy bad foods.

What are bad foods? Any food that has been processed, this includes, cookies, potato chips and any beverage with the word “soda” in it. Processed, packaged foods typically have little to no nutrition, and therefore do not meet the nutritional needs of the body.

Boulder Canyon Natural Foods - Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious DietKeeping junk food and drinks out of your kitchen can help to prevent temptation. Instead, stock your kitchen with healthy snacks, such as, carrot, fruit, cheese, yogurt, and various 100% whole wheat products.

Simple nutritional snacks like almond butter and an apple. Some minimally processed package foods are an okay option like these Boulder Canyon Natural Foods, both of which are made with either 100% olive oil or 100% avocado oil.

Healthy Meals

Lean Meat and Vegetables - Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious DietWhat do healthy meals include? Lean proteins and vegetables. Eat fruit as a snack between meals.

Use Fruit as a Snack - Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious Diet

 

 

 

 

 

 

A healthy eating plan includes the recommended daily allowances from all the food groups. We won’t pretend that, that is easy to do, getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Just do your best.

Another step in learning to eat a more nutritious diet, is learning how the foods work in the body. It may not seem important to you, just so long as you feel satisfied when you east.

How food Works in the bodyIf you were aware how some foods work in the intestinal tract, and how some foods waist your bodies energy to digest and expel from the body, you’ll be more prone to make healthy choices at meal and snack times.

The energy that is wasted on junk foods consumed or food additives your body does not even recognize, would be energy otherwise spent to repair your body, build up your immune system or having that energy to do the things you enjoy, instead of being fatigued and tired.

Once you appreciate how specific nutrients work in the body, you can then start to slow down the premature aging process.

As they say, “Knowledge is power!”

Cook At Home

Control the ingredients that go into your food as well as the cooking method, and you have the control over your health.

Schedule

Many people have very busy lives, and eating junk food and fast food on the go is typical. It’s important to plan ahead. Rather than grabbing a fast food lunch on the run, take a bagged lunch to work, possibly a tuna salad sandwich on 100% whole wheat or a fresh salad.

The weekend is a good time to plan for the week, and prep food that can be used easily throughout the week.

Plan ahead for healthy dinners as well, by cooking ahead of time and using the freezer to its fullest advantage. There are many healthy frozen meals you can make in quantity and freeze some for later. Examples are stuffed bell peppers, vegetable or meat lasagna, just to name a few.

Healthy Shopping - Healthy Shopping - Taking the Path to a Healthy and Nutritious DietShop the Perimeter of the Supermarket

Did you know that the periphery of any supermarket or perimeter has all the healthy foods, while the inside aisles carry all the processed and unhealthy ones.

Think about it, the produce, bulk foods, fresh meats, and the dairy products are all on the periphery or perimeter. Next time you are at the market take a stroll and look around the perimeter to see what is there.

Are you ready to take the path to a healthy and nutritious diet?

 

 

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Food Color and Your Appetite

Food Color and Your Appetite

Some colors on the light spectrum can diminish our appetite and have been used to help individuals maintain a well-balanced diet. These colors are gray, brown, black and blue.

Studies on the subject of color and appetite have shown that these colors just noted have a calming effect on our subconscious and can lead us to eat slower and a lot less. The study recommended eating off plates that are crafted in one of these colors to maintain a healthy diet.

Colors and appetite can also work together to create the opposite effect. Red and yellow are incorporated into dishes or table wear as a way to stimulate the appetites of those dining out. Both colors are considered energetic, happy and in many studies, have shown the ability to slightly raise blood pressure.

resturant color schemes - Food Color and Your AppetiteRed is considered particularly intense and yellow is believed to help people concentrate. Together, these colors encourage a strong focus on increasing your appetite.

They are warm and welcoming colors that make people comfortable in their surroundings. While existing in this positive emotional state, there is a tendency to consume greater amounts than one normally might.

Colors and appetite seemed to be linked as shown by the studies. But they can also be adjusted to fit our tastes, diets and styles. So next time you dine out, fast food place or not, notice the colors.

Or the next time you browse a farmer’s market stand, take note of the color schemes around you and note the tactics they are using to entice your appetite to buy more then you may have intended.

bananas and strawberries - Food Color and Your AppetiteThis study should lead us to think about the colors in the food we eat, food that should be more important to us, fruits and vegetables.

Now we can look at these raw, clean healthy foods in a different way.

Not only is the RED strawberry packed with lots of vitamin C, or the YELLOW banana filled with heart healthy potassium, but the color also draws the food closer to you, so you will eat it, and therefore, getting the nutrition you need.

 

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