Perfect Pair: Eggs + Spinach
Why it’s healthy: Boost bone health
One cup of cooked spinach contains over 1,000 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin K, which is important for bone health. Vitamin K is fat soluble, which means your body absorbs it best with other foods that contain a little fat, like that in eggs. Spinach is also an excellent source of other bone-supporting nutrients like calcium and magnesium.
Perfect Pair: Eggs + Cantaloupe
Why it’s healthy: Boost energy levels
Group these foods together at breakfast and you could keep your energy levels high until lunch. According to MensHealth.com, protein from the egg slows the absorption of carbohydrate in the cantaloupe, says nutritionist Stacy Kennedy of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. “This synergy helps by minimizing insulin and blood-sugar spikes, which are followed by a crash, zapping energy,” says Kennedy. “High insulin levels are connected with inflammation, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. By slowing the absorption of glucose, your body can better read the cues that you are full. This helps prevent everything from overeating to indigestion.”
Enjoy them together: Pair a fried egg with sliced cantaloupe as part of your morning meal, or have a hard-boiled egg and cantaloupe balls for an afternoon snack.