Do you know what nutrients are present in the products and how well they are absorbed by the body? British nutritionist Rob Hobson argues that the connection of certain foods may improve the absorption of their nutrients and help prevent many diseases, writes likar.info.
Nutrients from the food eaten are released during chewing and absorbed through the action of enzymes that contribute to their absorption and entry into blood. But not all the nutrients can be fully utilized because of incompatible products.
Cooking with compatible ingredients, the helps better absorption of nutrients by the body. For example, raw carrots can be a great source of not only fiber,but healthy carotenoids, if cooked with her dish contains fats.
In his interview with Healthista, the dietician told about the seven combinations that will help the body to get the most from the foods you eat.
Olive oil and tomatoes
Studies have shown that 3-5 grams of fat help the body to absorb foods with carotenoids, which are contained not only in carrots or tomatoes, but other foods that are orange or red in colour. Due to their antioxidant properties, these substances help protect the body from disease.
Turmeric and black pepper
Curcumin – the active ingredient contained in turmeric, has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed, but this can be corrected with the help of piperine, which is found in black pepper.
Beans and cauliflower
Beans, like all legumes, contain non-heme iron, and is often the main source for people who follow a plant-based diet. The combination of sources of vitamin C along with foods containing this substance will help improve the absorption of the mineral.
Cauliflower, for example, is an excellent source of vitamin C and goes well in dishes with beans (in soups and braised dishes).
Salmon and sour cream
Salmon is one of the few foods containing vitamin D. It is essential for the absorption of calcium contained in dairy products such as sour cream. You can cook the sauce for salmon with lemon and herbs.
Milk and honey
Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is used for the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin in the brain. Carbohydrates, such as honey, help in the absorption of this amino acid..
Green tea and lemon juice
Green tea is one of the richest sources of antioxidants. Researchers from Purdue University found that the combination of green tea with lemon juice increases the amount of antioxidants that can be absorbed by the body.
Banana and yogurt
Yogurt, like other dairy products, is a rich source of calcium necessary for healthy bones, teeth and muscle tissue. Studies show that the combination of foods rich in calcium with those that are rich in inulin (fibers that belong to the group called fructans), such as bananas, can increase the body’s absorption of this mineral.