US magazine Prevention in its latest edition published 4 sets of golden partnerships between foods.
The nutrition of different foods can synergize with each other and enhance their health benefits by many times.
Green tea + Lemon
This combination protects the heart and resists cancer. The antioxidant catechins in green tea reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The US magazine Food Science says that when vitamin C rich lemon juice is added to green tea, it can improve your body’s efficiency in absorbing catechins by 13 times.
Beef + Carrot
Increases immunity. Nutrition expert Roberta L. Duyff says that carotene in carrots is able to prevent and eliminate infections. But without the micronutrient zinc, carotene is unable to be transported to other tissues and be absorbed by your body. Beef is rich in zinc, and it promotes immunity when partnered with carrot.
Spinach + Nuts
Protects vision. A study by Ohio State University discovered that when nuts or avocado are added to a spinach or carrot salad, it can increase the absorption rate of α -carotene , β -carotene, and lutein by 8.3 times, 13.6 times, and 4.3 times respectively. These 3 nutrients are beneficial to your eyes.
Curry + Black Pepper
Enhances memory. Turmeric coffee helps in resisting cancer, diabetes, cognitive impairment psychosis, and other conditions. Research finds that black pepper can increase the absorption rate of curcumin in curry by your body by 20 times. Therefore, it is recommended that these two be consumed together.
Research by Richard & Aizhu