Eat These Foods Together for the Most Health Benefits

Tomato and basil, wine and cheese, melon, and Prosciutto – these products are made for each other. Combining them on a plate helps maximize the benefits of your meals.

Nutritionists say that when certain foods work together, they help our bodies absorb vitamins and minerals more efficiently.

We have done a bit of research and compiled a list of perfect food combinations that can provide incredible health benefits. We guarantee these combos will boost your diet.

Food Compatibility Guide

Carotenoids And Healthy Fats

Salad+olive Oil

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Fats help your body absorb 3 times more carotenoids, including lycopene, beta-carotene, and antioxidants.

Iron And Vitamin C

Beef steak + Broccoli

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The iron found in beef will be absorbed more easily by your body if you eat foods rich in vitamin C.

Iron And Zinc

Wild Rice + Garlic

Your body will absorb more iron and zinc from the wild rice if you add garlic as you cook it.

Vitamins B And C

Strawberries + Whole Grain Flakes

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Vitamins B and C are absorbed better if eaten with whole grain cereals. You can also add a fat-free yogurt.

Iron And Vitamin C

Tofu + Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain more vitamin C than oranges and promote the absorption of non-heme iron.

So adding some bell peppers to tofu-based dishes will make it easier for your body to absorb the iron found in bean curds.

Vitamin D And Healthy Fats

Cabbage + Salmon

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Pairing sources of vitamin with fatty fish, like salmon, trout or sardines, boosts vitamin D absorption

Carotenoids, Vitamin A, And Healthy Fats

Avocado + Tomatoes

The fats in avocados make the carotenoids and vitamin A, found in tomatoes, much more powerful.

Proteins And Carbohydrates

Peanut Butter + Bananas

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A combination of proteins and carbohydrates helps the body repair and build muscle tissue after a workout.

Piperine

Curry Powder + Black Pepper

Piperine, the main alkaloid from black pepper, enhances the actions of many nutrients and helps the body absorb useful substances found in curry powder.

Antioxidants

Green Tea + Lemon

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It’s a perfect match: lemon juice increases the number of beneficial antioxidants (catechins) that your body extracts from green tea.

Based on materials from Journal of agricultural and food chemistryNCBISarah KriegerRosanne RustAmerican Society for Nutrition (ASN)

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