5 Food Synergy Secrets for Weight Loss
Healthy food habits that can give you a weight loss edge.
Food Synergy Secrets for Weight Loss continued...
Other research has suggested there is synergy between two components found
in most low-fat dairy foods -- calcium and vitamin D -- when it comes to
helping reduce the risk of
colon cancer, preserve bone mass, and ease symptoms of PMS as part of a
The lite soy milk used in Lukaszuk's study contains both of these nutrients
as well. Since it's not clear exactly what caused the weight loss benefits seen
in her study, she says, it's possible that it has something to do with synergy
between calcium and vitamin D.
5. Drink Green Tea. Some research indicates that green tea may
trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and mildly
decrease body fat, possibly through catechins, a type of phytochemical. The
phytochemicals in tea have a half-life of a few hours, so have one cup now, and
another later in the day to get the biggest benefit. When deciding which green
tea to buy (there are some great flavored options on the market), remember your
nose always knows. If a tea bag smells delicious, that's how it will usually
taste when brewed.
Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD
Weight Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and
health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.