Food Synergies Double Benefits


According to Drs. Roizen and Oz if you drink a glass of orange juice with your oatmeal it will help elevate your breakfast to superfood status. They say there’s food synergy between the nutrients in oatmeal and OJ that work to provide double the benefits you’d expect from simply adding their nutrients together.

The phenols in oatmeal and the vitamin C in OJ both help make LDL more stable—the more stable LDL is, the less likely it’ll to stick to artery walls. But consume the phenols and vitamin C together and they’ll stabilize LDL at twice the level expected from adding their effects. They say it’s like: 2 + 2 = 8, not 4, when it comes to phenol plus vitamin C benefits.

To take advantage of more food synergies eat a varied diet rich in colorful fruits and veggies, healthy fats, a variety of whole grains, and few or no processed foods. This will give nutrients the best shot at meeting up in your body and reinforcing one another as they guard against disease. Good advice from Drs. Oz and Roisen!

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