8 combinations of foods that will help you lose weight (and 6 that you should avoid)
A combination of foods not only makes the dishes tastier, but it can also help you lose weight in a healthy way.
Many studies have shown that combining certain foods speeds up digestion, gives you more energy, and helps you lose weight.
Today we bring you 8 combinations that will keep you healthy and also help you lose the extra weight (and 6 combinations that you should avoid).
1. Vegetables + hard-boiled eggs
According to several studies, eggs help in the absorption of crotonoids (the pigments that give color to vegetables). Crotonoids not only helps fight weight gain, but also protect against vision loss and cancer, and nourish the skin. So the next time you eat a salad, consider adding a hard-boiled egg to the dish.
2. Tuna + ginger
Ginger accelerates gastric emptying and blocks enzymes that cause inflammation. Tuna contains Omega-3 that prevent the storage of fat in the abdominal area. Great combination if you want to get rid of the extra pounds.
3. Spinach + avocado oil
These two superfoods are your new allies in appetite suppression. Avocado oil, which helps improve cholesterol levels and contains vitamins B, E and potassium, and spinach which causes a feeling of satiety and is low in calories.
4. Corn + legumes
According to studies, a diet that includes legumes once a week is more effective at losing weight than consuming the same amount of calories but without legumes. And adding corn increases the weight loss effect because it contains starch that prevents the body from absorbing most of the calories and glucose.
5. Melon + red grapes
Melon is a natural diuretic that prevents fluid retention, and red grapes contain antioxidants that help reduce fat retention. A perfect combination for reducing weight.
6. Chicken + cayenne pepper
As a protein-rich food, chicken makes you feel seventy longer and thus you consume fewer calories during the day. Cayenne pepper, accelerates fat burning and suppresses appetite.
7. Potatoes + pepper
According to studies, potatoes are more satisfying than whole grains. In addition, they are rich in potassium. If you want to lose weight you should eat them roasted or cooked, and without sauce or butter, add pepper seasoning to them as it prevents the formation of new fat cells.
8. Coffee + Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains powerful antioxidants that reduce belly fat, and coffee is an appetite suppressant. If you are trying to lose a few pounds, there is nothing better than starting the day with a wonderful cup of cinnamon coffee.
Now that you know which foods are recommended to combine together, pay attention to the combinations you should avoid:
- Proteins and carbs, for example in burgers
- Two different types of protein, like bacon and cheese
- Proteins and starches, such as chicken and pasta
- Starches and sugar, such as potatoes and ketchup
- Sugars and fats, such as ice cream and pastries
- Fruits with other types of food, like strawberries with ice cream