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5 Excellent Super Food Pairings

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Calcium + Inulin = Strong Bones + Healthy Tummy

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If you ever experienced any kind of tummy trouble, you probably know about inulin (a type of fiber) which helps the digestive system by balancing the levels of good bacteria in your metabolism.  Also inulin is good for your bones because of the calcium absorption.  There are a few good natural food options, even though you are most likely to find inulin as a fiber supplement or added to foods like yogurt.

Natural sources of Calcium: Cheese (any type of cheese), milk, yogurt, kale, broccoli, sardines and salmon, tofu (with calcium chloride or calcium sulfate), fortified orange juice, sulfate, almond milk, fortified soy.

 Natural sourced of Inulin: Dandelion greens, garlic, leeks, onions, artichokes, bananas, whole-wheat flour and asparagus.

 Vitamin E + Vitamin C = Sharp eyesight

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Want to keep your vision clear and sharp? Combine vitamin E, which may help prevent one of the major causes of blindness -macular degeneration, with vitamin C, which will turn vitamin E into the “ready to fight” form that your body can use best.

 

Natural sources of Vitamin E: Peanuts and almonds (also you can use almond and peanut butter) sunflower seeds, soybeans, wheat germ.

Natural sources of Vitamin C: Kiwi, guava, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts .

 Iron +Vitamin C= More Energy

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If you don’t want to feel tired anymore, make sure you are getting enough iron, which carries oxygen to your brain, muscles and throughout your whole body.  Vitamin C, the well-known disease fighter, keeps your heart, skin and gums healthy and helps your cells absorb more iron. You can find iron in plant foods: fruits, veggies, beans as well as animal based foods like red meat, chicken, eggs.  Pairing iron with vitamin C is a smart move, since it’s harder for the body to absorb iron from the plan based foods.

Natural sources of Iron: Oatmeal, spinach, quinoa, tofu, wheat germ, starchy beans (including soy, fava, chickpeas)

Natural sources of Vitamin C: Kiwi, guava, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, citrus fruits, Brussels sprouts .

 

 Vitamin K + Fat= Strong bones and Healthy Heart

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Only the right type of fats are good for your body. The good fats have major health benefits like lowering cholesterol, and it is proven that without fat your body can’t absorb certain vitamins—including vitamin K, which is crucial for building bones and blood clotting.

Natural sourced of Vitamin K: Spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, Swiss chard, turnip greens, Brussels sprouts.

Natural sources of Healthy Fats: Nuts- any type: walnuts, peanuts, almonds, hazelnut, toasted sesame, avocado, flaxseed.

Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A + Fat= Healthy glowing skin

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Anti-aging creams won’t have the same effect as this ideal combination. Beta carotene- which needs far for absorption and later is converted into vitamin A in your body- gives your skin a youthful glow.  Also for a strong immune and reproductive system, vitamin A plays a vital role. But remember that the good fats are important since they help your body absorb this vitamin.

Natural sources of Beta-Carotene: Apricots, carrots, sweet potato, papaya, kale, spinach, cantaloupe.

 Natural sources of Healthy Fats : Nuts—any kind, including walnuts, almonds, peanuts; oils including olive, almond, canola, flaxseed, toasted sesame, avocado.

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