HEALTHY SUPERFOOD COMBINATIONS
Added on: 23rd Mar 2015
Certain food combinations work together
to give you the maximum health benefit possible.
By properly combining certain foods you can
lower your cancer risk, strengthen your bones,
boost your immunity, and improve your skin.
GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH SHAVED PARMESAN
Asparagus is a great source of Inulin, the type of fibre which
balances the levels of the good bacteria in the digestion process.
Parmesan, of course is a type of cheese and is rich in
calcium for your bones. Inulin in asparagus enhances calcium
absorption. These two healthy treats make a good combo
since they work together for a healthy tummy and stronger bones.
AVOCADO IN SALSA
Want a power packed fun snack combination?
Try salsa and avocado. While salsa alone is a good healthy
choice, this pairing gives you up to four times more
cancer-fighting lycopene and almost three times more
This trio promotes sturdier bones since they’re fortified
with Vitamin D and calcium. To break it down, the
Vitamin D in egg yolks helps the calcium in broccoli and
cheese to be absorbed by the body. Studies also report
that it doesn’t only promote the strengthening of the
skeletal system, it also helps women get less crankier
in their pre-menstrual days.
CANTALOUPE WITH YOGURT
The vitamin A in cantaloupe helps ward off viruses.
However, when you pair that with foods that are high in zinc
(Like yogurt), it helps the body use almost 100 percent of the nutrient.
IRON FORTIFIED CEREAL AND GLASS OF ORANGE JUICE
Eating iron-fortified cereals help in enhancing your energy.
Pair that with a half cup of orange juice, and you have a
combination that increases the amount of iron absorbed
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH RASPBERRIES
Dark chocolate is known for having a host of health benefits.
Pair it with raspberries and you’re not only satisfying your
sweet tooth but you’ll also keep your heart smiling since
the pairing boosts the antioxidant potency of chocolate.
EDAMAME AND MISO SOUP
Edamame or soybeans contain prebiotics which is essential
in the production of good bacteria. Drowning it in fermented
foods like Miso soup not only gives the beans its tang but
also works to fight gastrointestinal infections and
SPINACH AND AVOCADOS
Spinach is packed with lutein and vitamin A, which helps
in protecting your eyes from diseases. By adding avocado
not only are you adding more lutein and vitamin A to the
protective mix but you are also providing the healthy fats
which your body needs to absorb the nutrients.
GREEK YOGURT, CHOCOLATE, WALNUT, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY PARFAIT
With the calcium and prebiotics from yogurt and brain
nutrients from walnuts and wild blueberries, it’s no wonder
this sweet cup of heaven would not only tickle your taste buds,
but nourish your body from head to toe, inside and out.