Healthy Food Pairings That Can Only Help Your Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight not only takes some serious commitment but also a great deal of patience when it comes to sifting through information about how to do it properly. After all, every year seems to bring a few new fad diets that appear to encourage weight loss but aren’t healthy and sustainable in the long run.

While these food pairings are not the magic key to losing weight, they do have health benefits that could help make your diet and exercise plans easier.

Banana and peanut or almond butter

Although Elvis proved that it’s possible to eat this pairing in excess, it can prove healthier than his infamous consumption of the combination might suggest.

Peanut Butter-Banana Wraps photographed in Washington, DC.
Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post via Getty Images
Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post via Getty Images

According to dietitian Alissa Rumsey, the fiber found in bananas can benefit weight loss efforts by making the body feel fuller, which is also the job of the nut butter you would pair it with. So while it’s not healthy to eat too much of this pairing, you likely won’t want to if it’s doing its job.