Pair 5 food items to boost your nutrient absorption

  1. Tomatoes and health fat: Tomatoes have cancer-fighting properties as it contain a disease-fighting antioxidant known as lycopene. In order to absorb maximum nutrients from tomatoes, cook them with healthy fats like olive oil and avocados.
  2. Turmeric and black pepper: Turmeric is packed with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, intake of which can relieve symptoms of arthritis and is even beneficial for kidneys. Turmeric when paired with black pepper, its compounds are made more bioavailable, which is good for our health.

3. Berries with grains: You might have seen people adding berries to their oatmeal. They do not do this just because the two taste good together. The pairing is even beneficial as per the nutritional perspective. Berries contain fiber and grains are packed with iron and vitamin B, which goes well together. Moreover, berries help in the absorption of nutrients and help in digestion of food.

4.Calcium and Vitamin D: This one is quite common and even doctors prescribe calcium and vitamin D drugs together. The combination of these two nutrients helps to keep your bones healthy and strong. For optimum absorption of calcium, you need to take vitamin D with it. Though the biggest source of vitamin D is sunlight, some other food items also contain a considerable amount of vitamin D like cheese, egg yolk. So, pair these two nutrients together to stay healthy and fit.

5. Vitamin C and Iron:

To absorb iron from plant-based food items (non-heme iron), you should eat vitamin C rich food with it. Vitamin C helps to break down iron from plants into a simpler form that our body can absorb easily. So pair spinach with lemon juice if you are iron deficient.

This post was last modified on December 12, 2019 10:36 pm

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