The healthiest food pairings could make you healthier. Food synergy is the basis of the healthiest  organic food diet. “Combining whole, natural foods regularly, amplifying their health benefits via synergistic effects,” explains Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of the book. “One key reason the happiness diet is so good for the brain is the amazing number of food synergies that exist between whole, unprocessed foods.” Best and healthiest food combinations are explained by Rodale.com.

“You are not what you eat, you are what you digest,” says Donna Gates, who notes that poor food combinations can wreak havoc on your gut.

Steak & Rosemary

Beef steak and rosemary -- best bio organic food combinationThe Health Benefit of the organic beef steak & rosemary combination: Neutralizing of carcinogens created when meat is cooked above 325 degrees Fahrenheit

Combination that works: Rosemary is rich in rosmarinic and carnosic acids that stop cancer-causing heterocyclic amines from forming on cooked meat.

Try It! Snip a sprig of organic rosemary, remove the main stem, chop, and add to olive oil, salt, and lemon juice to create a healthy marinade. Choose grass-fed organic beef for healthier fat ratios and to avoid veterinary drug residues.

Beet Greens & Chickpeas

Best organic food combinations: greens of beets and chick peasThe Health Benefit of the organic beet greens and chickpeas: Natural mood boost from a much-needed mineral

How the food combination works: Magnesium is essential for low anxiety and happiness, but 70 percent of Americans don’t get enough. Beet greens are loaded with the calming mineral, and the B6 in chickpeas maximizes magnesium absorption in the body.

Try healthy food pairing! Look for local, organic beet greens this spring at your farmer’s market, and soak and cook dried, organic chickpeas to avoid hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be found in canned foods.

 

Red Wine & Almonds

The Health Benefit of the organic red wine and almonds food pairing: A natural combo that keeps your heart happy

How food pairing works to benefit your health: The antioxidant resveratrol in red wine and almond’s naturally high levels of vitamin E work together to think the blood and improve blood vessel health.

Combine organic  foods wisely! Look for organic wine, since conventional versions have been found to harbor pesticide residues.  Organic almonds would be most beneficial, too….

 

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