7 Food Combinations That Offer Incredible Health Benefits


On our channel, we talk a lot about the benefits
that foods can bring to our health. But did you know that some food combinations
can be extremely beneficial to our bodies? Combining the right foods can increase the
nutrient usage by your body. This is what happens with the very famous
pineapple and mint juice. Besides being delicious and refreshing, this
combo is a great alternative to clean your body and facilitate digestion. Bromelain, found in pineapple, helps detox
the liver, and mint is great for the digestive process. When two or more ingredients interact during
the digestion and facilitate the absorption of all the nutrients, it is called food synergy. This way, our body receives wider and more
complete benefits than when foods are ingested separately. And, besides that, they harmonize greatly,
from a gastronomic point of view. Do you want to understand how it works? See some ideal food combinations: Beans + kale + orange (iron and vitamin C)
The essential amino acids and iron of beans and kale plus the vitamins of the orange (especially
vitamin C), increase and potentialize the iron absorption by the body. Tomato + avocado or olive oil (monounsaturated
fats and lycopene) Because it has monounsaturated fats (the one
that is good for the heart), avocado very efficiently carries the lycopene of tomatoes
to the intestine, which facilitates the bioavailability of this nutrient. Lycopene can reduce the free radicals produced
by sun exposure and polution. Papaya + flaxseed
This pairing is highly recommended to anyone who suffers from constipation. They help the good functioning of the intestines
since papaya is rich in fiber, mineral salts, and beta-carotene, and flaxseed is a source
of both soluble and insolube fiber, which increases the fecal matter and helps with
intestinal transit. Are you enjoying the video so far? Give it a thumbs up and share it with your
friends. It helps a lot our channel! Beans + rice
This combination is very popular in South America. Rice and beans is a highly recommended pairing
because what is lacking in one, can be found in the other. They make a dish rich in proteins, similar
to a piece of meat, because of their essential amino acids. Carrot + peas
Zinc, found in peas, beans, and lentils, is essential for the production of a protein
responsible for converting beta-carotene, found in carrots, into vitamin A. Green tea + lemon
This combination has gotten very popular, thanks to its taste and freshness. Lemon has acidity, which is essential to potentialize
the absorption of the catechins, antioxidant compounds found in green tea, which prevents
premature aging and has an anticancer action. Tomato + broccoli
Both are great to fight the growth of tumor cells. The lycopene found in tomatoes and the sulforaphane
of broccoli are potent antioxidants, and are especially famous for the prevention of prostate
cancer. Did you know that? Just as there are some positive interactions
when we ingest certain nutrient combinations, there are also some pairings that don’t help
our body to absorb nutrients, as is the case with calcium and iron. So, did you enjoy knowing some food combinations
that help your organism absorb nutrients? It is important to have a varied diet and,
whenever possible, combine two food groups that complement each other in the same meal.

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