Getting the most nutritional benefits out of your food isn’t just about selecting the healthiest foods. The key to being healthy is not only limited to what we eat but also depends on what our body absorbs. Some food combinations interact in ways that could multiply their nutrient power as well as boost your health. This is called food synergy.
Healthy food pairings are good for your body as well as taste buds. When certain foods are eaten together, your body gets greater health benefits than it can get from each food separately. Check out food pairings that have synergistic effects on your body:
1. Goji Berries + Raspberries
Both berry varieties – goji berries and raspberries – are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. Their antioxidants content work synergistically when paired together. Their powerful antioxidant properties can help to boost your immune system, improve heart health and regulate blood pressure.
Recipe for Goji Berries and Raspberries Smoothie
You need: Frozen medium banana, frozen goji berries and raspberries, organic coconut nectar, and organic raw cacao powder or nibs
Method: Place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy your goji berries + raspberries smoothie!
2. Apples + Dark Chocolate
Organic apples are high in quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant found in pigmented fruits. Quercetin antioxidant is known to reduce heart attack, and risk of cancer. Dark chocolate contains catechin flavanoid that prevents the risk of cancer.
Recipe for Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples
You need: apples, wooden stick, dark chocolate bars, and chopped nuts as garnish
Method: Insert a wooden stick into the stem end of each apple. In a heavy small saucepan, melt organic raw dark chocolate over low heat until melted and stir it constantly. Remove from heat. Dip each apple into the dark chocolate syrup. Now dip it inside bowl containing chopped nuts. Allow it to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
3. Bananas and Raw Cacao
Bananas are extremely delicious and healthy food. They are an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and potassium. Organic raw cacao is a top source of antioxidants and contains an abundance of magnesium and iron. This food combination improves the functioning of blood vessels and heart health.
Recipe for Cacao Banana Ice Cream
You Need: Frozen bananas, raw cacao powder and organic coconut nectar if you need
Method: Blend frozen bananas with cacao powder in a blender to get a creamy, faux ice cream.
You can find out more home-engineered food pairings that can deliver double the health benefits and boost your health. So, go get some organic food in Malaysia or your native country, and try these healthy food duos/your researched food combinations for optimizing the absorbability of each food as well as nutritional benefits for your body.