We’ve come a long way since the last time diet meant NOT eating. A number of healthy diets are available now, and people swear by so many of them, but which ones actually work? According to MSN Lifestyle, food pairing is the key to a healthy weight loss. Certain foods, despite their individual health benefits, when combined can result in low energy, bloating, and even weight gain. In contrast, smart pairings can have a reverse effect, boosting energy and super-charging metabolism.
1. Bell peppers and egg scramble.
‘Eat This Not That’ explains eggs have a metabolism-boosting nutrient known as choline, while peppers fight fat-accumulating hormone cortisol with vitamin C. Eating this for breakfast sets your body up for a full-day of fat frying.
2. Whole grain pasta and asparagus.
Carbonhydrates are not the enemy. When paired with non-starchy vegetables like asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy, whole grains do not accumulate around the mid-section.
3. Honeydew and red grapes.
The melon is a natural diuretic and rich in antioxidants. Fruit should be eaten alone too, because combined with other foods, it leads to gas and bloating.
4. Yogurt and Cinnamon.
This power breakfast or mid-day snack is a miracle for weight loss, says ‘Eat This Not That’. The combination combines calcium, vitamin C, and antioxidants that improve insulin sensitivity. For additional benefits, look for a vitamin-D fortified yogurt.