I’m all about optimizing your diet, but these healthy food combinations will tak…
I’m all about optimizing your diet, but these healthy food combinations will take your nutrition to the next level! .
Love this post by my fiancé, @chris.rocchio_fit. He breaks down all the benefits below:
Synergy occurs when the interaction of two or more things produces an effect (beneficial in this case) greater than the sum of their separate effects. Certain nutrients work together to create greater health effects. Each food by itself has specific benefits, but the benefits of the combo are greater than the benefits from just adding their individual effects.
1️⃣Broccoli + Tomatoes:
Both have been shown to reduce the growth of tumors, but the combo is even more effective at shrinking the size of prostate-cancer tumors.
2️⃣Eggs + Cantaloupe:
Protein from eggs (or other meats) slows the absorption of glucose from carbs. This minimizes insulin & blood-sugar spikes, which slows the absorption of glucose and makes you feel full.
3️⃣Turmeric + Black Pepper:
The curcumin in turmeric is anticancer, anti-inflammatory, & tumor-fighting, but has low bioavailability on it’s own. Adding black pepper (piperine) to enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times.
4️⃣Red Meat + Rosemary:
The antioxidants rosmarinic acid & carnosic acid in rosemary soak up the free radicals that appear in the charred meat when you grill at high temps over an open flame.
5️⃣Lemon + Kale:
Vitamin C helps make plant-based iron more absorbable, as non-heme (plant-based) iron is less absorbable.
6️⃣Apples + Chocolate:
Apples are high in an anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin, which has a litany of benefits. Chocolate contains the flavonoid catechin (antioxidant -reduces risk for atherosclerosis & cancer). The combo loosens clumpy blood platelets, improving Cardiovascular health.
Keep in mind that these synergies are present in more combinations of foods than just the examples listed.
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