10 Powerful Food Pairing that can help you gain Incredible Health

10 Powerful Food Pairing : Food synergy

When we speak about the benefits of any food item, we normally speak about it in isolation. But truth is food like any other thing in life, works the best, when they team up with right partner or combination. Taking food as pair is so beneficial that it can work like 1 + 1 giving 4. According to Elaine Magee, author of the book food synergy, “By eating foods that have a synergistic effect, you can absorb more nutrients, gain control of your appetite, and lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and weight-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes.”

So let’s explore some incredible “Food pair”

Tomato and Beans

Beans serves as a great source of non-heme iron. Body but is not very capable to absorb the non-heme form of iron. This can change, if beans is taken along with a food rich in vitamin C like tomatoes. Vitamin C  present in tomato can significantly increase absorption of non-heme iron. So next time you take some beans, add some tomatoes too.

Green tea and Lemon juice

Green tea is loaded with health benefits.  Based on Harvard Health data,  green tea may help lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Study carried out by Purdue university points out that benefits of green tea can be further increased, if it is taken with a dash of lemon juice. According to this team, lemon juice makes green tea’s antioxidants more readily available for absorption. Body can absorb as much as six times more catechins in presence of lemon juice. Lemon juice also can reduce the effect of certain compounds in green tea that can restrict ability to absorb iron from foods.

10 Powerful Food Pairing : Food synergy
Food like any other thing in life, works the best, when they team up with right partner or combination

Egg and Green salad

Next time when you are making green salad, add some cooked egg. Study says that adding egg to veggies can increase the absorption of carotenoids – beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene and that also up to  three to nine times more. It’s no fad. Carotenoids are fat soluble and the fat in eggs make them more available for absorption. The study used scrambled eggs.

Spinach and Walnut

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What is IQ and Which are the most commonly used tests to measure IQ ?

What is IQ

The moment you hear about IQ, the name that comes to your mind is Albert Ensitein. His IQ was around 160 and 190. But it is William James Sidis who holds the record with an IQ score between 250-300. At the age of 11 he presented his study on 4-dimensional physics at Harvard !.

What is IQ

Intelligence Quotient is a measure of a person’s ability to solve complex problems and absorb and memorize new things quickly. It measure’s individual’s intelligence relative to peers of similar age. IQ tests came into existence  in France in the 1900s to identify students who required special assistance in schools. Sir Alfred Binet devised the test initially, which was later modified by David Weschler from US. He included 4 areas of intelligence namely verbal Comprehension Index, a Perceptual Reasoning Index, a Working Memory Index, and a Processing Speed Index.  According to research studies ,modern IQ test is a good predictor of many life outcomes, including educational and career success, health and longevity.

Most commonly used tests for IQ 

  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Stanford-Binet test measure intelligence by assessing five factors including fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing and working memory.  Stanford-Binet test is among the most reliable standardized tests currently used in education.


  • Universal Nonverbal Intelligence: This test is designed for children and adolescents (5-17 years). This test measures nonverbal intelligence. This test includes 5 subtests namely Symbolic Memory, Spatial Memory, Object Memory, Cube Design, Analogic Reasoning, and Mazes.

Which are the most commonly used tests to measure IQ


  • Differential Ability Scales: Differential Ability Scales measure cognitive and achievement levels in children for classification and diagnostic purposes.  It consists of 20 subtests, 17 cognitive and 3 achievement subtests yielding an overall cognitive ability score and achievement scores.


  • Peabody Individual Achievement Test: The test is useful in screening children for learning disabilities. It assess the children in following areas namely General Information, Reading Recognition, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Spelling .


  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test: This tool is good to determine child’s performance in reading, maths, written language and oral language. It helps in determining specific learning disability like Dyslexia. The test takes about 30 to 90 minutes and is used for ages 4 years and above.


  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale : This test is in use from 1955. The test mainly measures Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed. WAIS is the most frequently administered psychological test.


  • Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Disabilities: It is useful in assessing cognitive abilities and achievement among children and adults. It is devised based on Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. It is a valuable diagnostic tool to identify exceptional children and high incidence disabilities like head injury, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD.

What does the score mean:

  • Score of 100 : Average
  • Score above 100: High intelligence
  • Score above 150: Super Intelligence
  • Score below 100: below Average
  • Score below 70: Learning disability


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