Food combinations to boost your health
Red wine and almond
Red wine is a healthy drink, lowers cholesterol, regulates blood sugar and boosts memory. Almonds provide vitamin E, vitamin B, essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and healthy fats. These nutrients help the body build strong muscle, bones and protect the heart. When combined, antioxidant resveratrol in red wine along with vitamin E in almonds has the effect of blood circulation, preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Onion and grape
Quercetin is a plant-derived antioxidant, proven to reduce allergies and protect the cardiovascular system. Quercetin is found in fruits and vegetables, especially in onions. Black grapes are rich in antioxidant catechins, help support cardiovascular, fight cancer, reduce neurological disorders and lose weight. Combined onions and grapes, the body is supported against allergies, cancer, and weight gain. You can prepare it by slicing grapes and onions to make salads.
Beef and broccoli
The body of iron deficiency is at risk of blood disorders and fatigue, so you should add beef into your diet. Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron effectively. As a result, combining beef and broccoli will significantly improve the amount of iron in the body.
Tomato and avocado
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant while healthy acids in avocado help lycopene dissolve faster. Eating these two fruits together will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Banana and yogurt
This is a smoothie that is suitable for people who practice regularly and want to build muscle. Potassium in bananas combined with protein in yogurt helps supplement amino acids, which are exhausted during exercise, for the body. You can combine these two foods into a snack in the morning or after exercising.
Green tea and lemon
Green tea is rich in antioxidant catechin, which improves blood flow, reduces cholesterol and prevents some cardiovascular problems including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. A Swiss study showed that green tea helps prevent the formation of plaque related to Alzheimer's disease.
Lemon can preserve the antioxidants found in green tea, increasing the flavor of the tea. According to Purdue University research, the body's ability to absorb antioxidants may increase more than 5 times if combining these two foods.
Apple, grape, chocolate, and wine
Combining quercetin antioxidants in red apples, grapes, and catechins in chocolate helps the body prevent collagen from interacting with blood platelets, inhibiting blood clots, and strengthening cardiovascular health. It is possible to combine these two fruits with wine.
Turmeric and black pepper
Turmeric contains curcumin which works to reduce excess fat, prevent complications of dyslipidemia, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. However, curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body unless combined with piperine, an ingredient in black pepper. When these two substances combine, piperine can improve curcumin's biological function up to 1,000 times, helping the body absorb curcumin better.
By: Gitta Russell