Nutrition

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December 5, 20175080

Many of us struggle to lose weight but are not sure what should we eat that can help us get rid of those extra kilos. Does this sound like you? If yes, then continue reading to know what you should eat.

We all know that it is imperative to follow 70/30 rule for weight loss where 70 percent is what you eat and 30 percent is exercise. So, if you are planning to lose weight, your major part of focus should be on your diet. It is necessary not just for weight loss but the key to long term fitness.

Let’s have a look at some food combinations that will help you get fitter and leaner:

 

1. Almonds and Greek Yogurt

A perfect combination where vitamins from almonds are absorbed by body with the help of fat containing greek yogurt.

 

2. Green Tea and Lemon Juice

Green tea contain antioxidants that lemon /citrus juice helps to make available for your body to boost metabolism and promote weight loss.

 

3. Eggs and Fresh Vegetables

Eggs are fatty proteins which go well with greens and non-starchy veggies such as broccoli, radish, onion, garlic, mushrooms, cucumber, zucchini and lot more. Absorption and digestion is quicker which helps people who are trying to lose weight.

 

4. Salmon and Asparagus

Lean protein in salmon works best with green and non-starchy veggies such as asparagus to help people trying to lose weight.

 

5. Legumes and Corn

Legumes include beans, peas, chickpeas, kidney beans etc. and corn make a good pair when people are trying to shed some kilos.

 

Related: 9 Common Food Combinations You Shouldn’t Eat Together

 

6. Avocado and Spinach

Both these food items are helpful in supressing appetite. Fruits when combined with greens exit the body most quickly. Make a salad using both these ingredients and enjoy!

 

7. Tuna and Ginger

Tuna helps in preventing flab storage in stomach whereas ginger helps in preventing bloating. Thus, combination of both these items promotes weight loss. So, go ahead and enjoy sushi, tuna roll or salad.

 

8. Chicken and Red Pepper

Red pepper increases food & calorie burning rate and promotes weight loss. When it is combined with chicken, it proves to be a good and tasty dish.

 

TIP: Add pinch of pepper to chicken, eggs, grilled fish or meat to increase calorie burn after a meal.

9. Coffee with Cinnamon

You can ward off hunger and promote fat loss by having cinnamon flavoured coffee. Cinnamon contains antioxidants that help in reducing stomach flab and coffee is appetite suppressing so when taken together, it works wonders! For best results, have a cup of coffee paired with cinnamon in morning.

TIP: use cinnamon with hot water in morning, put in juice, shakes or cereals for best results.

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December 5, 20175900

Are you a foodie? Do you feel bloated after meals at times? If yes, then read on to know about some food combinations that you should avoid for better health and digestion.

1. Banana and Milk

Most of us love banana and like experimenting with it to make new dishes and drinks. It is popularly combined with milk to make desserts, beverages etc. and we just love it, don’t we? But should we really consume them together? Well, the answer is no. This food combination disturbs digestion process, sleep pattern and is not recommended for people with breathing issues.

The best way to consume a fruit (not just banana) is to have it alone. If you wish to eat banana with milk, then have it after 20 minutes of drinking milk. And if you cannot avoid banana milkshake, then add nutmeg or cinnamon to stimulate digestion.

TIP: Avoid having fruit with or after a meal. Food stays in stomach for a longer period of time as they require more digestion. So, if we have fruit after meal (which consumed otherwise require no digestion) stays in stomach for a longer period of time and may ferment.

2. Pineapple and Dairy

Another food combination that one should avoid is consuming dairy products with pineapple. Pineapple is acidic/sour fruit which can cause indigestion and intoxication when mixed with dairy products specially milk.

The best way is to try and consume pineapple and dairy/milk separately to get best nutrients out of them.

3. Meat and Potato

If you love having steak with French fries or potato chips, then stop right away! Animal protein with high starch carbohydrates food combination may taste great but having it in one meal is hard to digest. Eventually, you may feel bloated, suffer heartburn or have gas troubles etc.

You may consume potatoes or meat with vegetables. If you have to combine meat and potato, then add green leafy vegetables for better effect.

4. Tomato and Cucumber

Many of us love eating salads and try making them with different ingredients. Have you ever tried combining tomatoes and cucumber in one meal? If yes, then stop immediately. Both these items require different digestive environment and hence should not be eaten together.

The best way to consume them is eating them separately in different dishes and salads.

5. Pasta and Minced Meat

As already mentioned in this article, proteins with carbs together in a meal should be avoided to keep digestion issues at bay. Pasta and minced meat food combination should not be taken.

Eat both items separately and let your body enjoy the meal. J

 

Related: Food Combinations That Helps Weight Loss & Makes You Fitter

 

6. Nuts and Alcohol

Salty nuts with alcohol are considered to be very popular food combination. But should you really have it together? The answer is big no. Eating salty nuts with beer/alcohol may increase chances of dehydration and you may end up having more alcohol. Moreover, nuts are an unhealthy snack that may lead to high cholesterol so it should be avoided at all times.

7. Sandwiches and Coffee

One of the quickest, easiest and yummiest breakfast options is cheese sandwich and one cup of coffee. But is it healthy and nutritional? NO. Carbs in bread doesn’t let calcium from cheese digest properly and instant coffee doesn’t do any good to your health.

It is better to have green tea instead of coffee if you love cheese sandwich.

8. Cereal with Milk and Orange Juice

Cereal with milk and orange juice is a very common breakfast around the world. But to keep your breakfast healthy, please avoid this food combination. Juice being acidic may curdle the milk and may hinder the digestion of cereals.

So, it is better to have juice 30 minutes or 1 hour before or after the cereal.

TIP: Avoid having juice/water with food as it may destroy effectiveness of breaking down of nutrients. If consumed 10-15 minutes before the meal, it will keep you from overeating and keep digestion system alright.

9. Bacon and Eggs

Any two high protein (concentrated) items such as bacon and eggs should not be consumed together as it is difficult to digest.

It is best to have the meat in the last course of your meal. Keep the first course light (vegetable or protein) and then within 10 minutes of your first course, have your last course of the meal. If you still wish to have concentrated protein together, add high water content veggies.

 

Everyone has a different body and will experience differently after consuming bad food combination meal. But as you begin combining right food seeing how well your body responds, you will see drastic change in energy level and how you feel. Good luck!

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Having that extra layer of stomach fat is a big problem for most of us these days. Until you follow a heavy exercising regime, the fat layer is bound to keep coming back and never disappear completely. But worry not! There is no need to get on a very rigid diet anymore and quit half way. Instead just add these food items to your normal diet and lose those extra layers of fat. 

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