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Healthy Food Combinations

In yesterday’s post, I briefly mentioned how certain food combinations can cause adverse side effects. Today I’m going to give you a few of my favorite food combinations and the benefits each has for your body. If missed yesterday’s post and you want to be caught up here Is the link so you can check that out then come back and read today’s post.  X Diet ( X Diet was yesterday’s post).

                           Green Tea and Lemon

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Lemon Increases bioavailability of healthy antioxidants that Green Tea contains. If you are a green tea drinker or you know someone who Is most likely you might’ve seen them add lemon to their green tea? When you combine the two you will get improved antioxidant effects. Catechins, the main health compounds in tea are tied to reduced risk of many diseases.  Here are just a few benefits of drinking one cup of green tea can do for your body. Reduce atherosclerosis and risk of heart disease
Lower blood pressure
Reduce cholesterol levels
Reduce inflammation in arthritis cases
Improve bone density
Improve memory
Prevent cancer

                             Polyphenols In Tea

Polyphenols are natural plant compounds which are commonly found In tea. These compounds are what give the tea It’s flavor (unless your tea Is artificially flavored/sweetened). Also, these compounds have been proven for health benefits (As stated above.)

                       Adding Lemon To your Tea


By adding freshly squeezed lemon juice to your green tea your helping your body absorb more of the Catechins which means your body Is now fully absorbing the benefits found In the green tea and lemon juice. That means your body Is absorbing as much as 18x the healthy catechins as normal. Adding lemon Juice to your water/ Tea provides a more stable acidic solution for them to kick it in.

                Probiotics, Fruits & Vegetables

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By consuming a probiotic with a prebiotic fiber found In Fruits and Vegetables. By consuming a probiotic and a prebiotic together the probiotics that survive will go to your GI tract by giving your gut some much-needed attention. It’s no secret that foods that contain probiotics will improve overall health. There Is a downside and that Is most probiotics die after you eat them or once you expelled them. That’s why you combine prebiotics and probiotics. By eating a pre and probiotics together you get an overall healthy gut. 

                            Legumes And Garlic

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I’ll be honest I don’t eat Legumes even though I don’t eat Legumes I do know what happens when you combine Legumes, Onions, and Garlic. I can’t argue the fact that Legumes are a good source of fiber, protein, minerals, and nutrients. Per serving (1 cup) of Legumes contain 18 grams of Protein, 16 grams of fiber, and 37% of your daily Iron. That Is why Legumes are one of many sources of protein for vegans and vegetarians. By adding Onions or Garlic to legumes you are adding sulfur whic helps your body to fully absorb Iron and Zinc which Is found In Legumes and other Plant FoodLegumes,Onions, and Garlic cooked together can be tasty. By adding all 3 together may dramatically Increase the absorption of Zinc and Iron, two minerals which are important for anyone who eats a low meat diet or who are meat free


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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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