Everything in life has its balance. Just like in yoga, the word “hatha” means the balance of the sun and the moon. When it comes to balancing your plate, the word “food synergy” refers to the compliment of nutrients in different foods that work synergistically together to produce better health results. Why not eat combined foods in a way that will give you more “bang for your buck.” These foods will not only give you better nutritional results, but will help with digestion, keep you feeling fuller, and give you more energy because of the ease of digestion. Find your perfect pair below and learn how to balance your plate with foods that fuel!
Oatmeal & Apples
Take a lickin’ and keep the ticker tickin’- Heart Healthier Duo: Apples are a powerhouse of nutrients, and never peel the skin of the apple because there are five times the amount of polyphenols in the skin than the flesh of the apple. Oatmeal also packs a powerful punch with the beta-glucan, a soluble fiber, which attaches to cholesterol in the gut and helps escort it out of the body. Add a dollop of your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter to boost the protein and healthy fat and you will create the perfect combination to keep you full and satisfied for hours to come.
Protein & Sweet Potatoes
Immune boosting, infection fighting warriors: It is hard to find a vegetable that is as sweet tasting and healthy as the sweet potato. This powerhouse has not only beta carotene, but vitamin A. However, without zinc, which is found in protein foods such as seafood, poultry, pork, and beef, and nuts, the vitamin A will have a hard time metabolizing and absorbing throughout the body. So pair your sweet potato with a dollop of Betsy’s Best Almond Butter or whip 2 T in your next sweet potato casserole for a dynamic duo that will increase nutrient absorption.
Yogurt & Chia Seeds
Digestive fighting dynamic duo: Yogurt, a probiotic, lays the groundwork for good digestive fighting bacteria that are housed in your gut. They help balance the good and bad bacteria to keep you regular. However, these little bugs need to eat too, and they feed on prebiotics, specialized fibers found in foods like chia and flaxseed. If you eat the right balance of the pre and probiotics, you will create an environment in your gut that will restore the health in your belly and keep things moving, in a healthy way! Good thing Betsy’s Best products are loaded with chia seeds so swirl a scoop of your favorite Betsy’s Best into your yogurt for a sweet and probiotic balanced treat!