There are some products which will bring you maximum health benefits given you eat them together. The nutritious benefits would leave you wondering if they are made in heaven for each other or what.
The products are though good in themselves, but their consumption in pairs help you absorb the nutrients more expeditiously.
Here are five such combinations:
Chocolate + apple
Combination of chocolate and apple is not traditional, yet it is worth trying. The antioxidant quercetin contained in chocolate with the enzyme catechin of apples can wondrously stimulate brain activity by enhancing immunity. It would also improve the heart and blood vessels and reduce the risk of cancer.
Oatmeal + orange juice
Oatmeal and orange juice are loaded with phenols which can improve the digestive system and help clear the body of waste products and toxins.
Veggies + yogurt
Natural yogurt is rich in calcium, which improves stomach functions and normalizes intestinal microflora. Combining it with veggies (like carrots or celery) will give you a veritable vitamin treasure trove of a dish. Fiber found in vegetables will improve calcium absorption.
Green tea + lemon
Drinking green tea with lemon during winter nights is a superb idea to quench thirst and replenish energy. Addition of lemon, vitamin C, with green tea will multiply its effect. Green tea is responsible for powerful immune system.
Tomato + olive oil
Ask any Italian about taste of combination of tomato and olive oil, he will tell you how scrumptious it is. This is the reason they rarely suffer from cardiovascular diseases.
Lycopene, contained in tomatoes, improves heart and blood vessels. Furthermore, it prevents atherosclerosis and the formation of malignant tumors. When consumed with fats, lycopene stands a better chance of being absorbed by the body.