Combining certain foods with each other increases their nutrient intake and helps the body absorb nutrients more efficiently.
When foods are poorly combined, they can lead to digestive problems and poor nutrient absorption. For example, it is not recommended to combine meat and rice, because the stomach has difficulty digesting protein and starch at the same time.
However, some foods combine well with others. Plants rich in water like vegetables or sprouted grains go well with everything because they are digested in any digestive medium, whether acidic or basic.
Knowing the right food combinations is essential for ensuring a balanced diet rich in nutrients. Here is a small selection of food combinations ideal for health :
Beans and tomatoes
These two form a duo that is both nutritious and delicious. Taken together, they increase your intake of iron, which is necessary for better functioning of the brain and muscles. This is because the vitamin C in tomatoes helps the body more easily absorb the non-hemic iron found in the beans.
Green tea and lemon juice
When brought together, these two do wonders for our health. The catechin present in green tea is a powerful antioxidant that according to some studies, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Citrus juice (lemon, lime or grapefruit) on the other hand allows our body to keep this antioxidant in our body longer.
Yogurt and bananas
Together, they promote muscle recovery. Rich in carbohydrates and proteins, this couple increases the level of insulin. A substance that allows muscles to absorb repair nutrients like glucose or amino acids faster.
Apples and raspberries
Combined together, these two fruits boost the superpowers of antioxidants. Apple contains quercetin, an antioxidant that kills cancer cells. Raspberries, on the other hand, contain elagic acid, an antioxidant that enhances the powers of quercetin. These two fruits are therefore made to be together!
Salads and good fats
It’s summer, and you’d rather pay attention to your figure by favoring a light dressing for your salad. However, be aware that a mixture of olive oil and vinegar allows your body to more efficiently absorb antioxidants such as lycopene and lutein, both found in tomatoes and leafy vegetables.
Tea and sushi
If you’re a sushi fan, do not hesitate to add green or black tea extracts. Some fish contain mercury, a toxic agent for health. By combining green tea and fish, you decrease the chances of mercury entering your blood.
Broccoli and tomatoes
Unity is strength. Together, these foods form an anti-cancer shield. A study has shown that diets containing 10% tomato and 10% broccoli reduced the weight of tumors, in particular because this fruit and this vegetable have anti-cancer properties.
Turmeric and black pepper
Turmeric is known for its richness in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers are enhanced when combined with black pepper.
Taken from: https://www.bioalaune.com/fr/actualite-bio/28948/8-combinaisons-alimentaires-benefiques-votre-sante
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