8 Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Cancer, Reduce Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Attacks

Top 8 Super Healthy Food Combinations
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Did you know that the combination of avocado and tomato increases the absorption of lycopene, the healthy component in a tomato? and when you eat spinach, you’d better combine it with a piece of orange to improve iron absorption? This article will overview powerful healthy food combinations that help the body fight cancer, reduce cholesterol and prevent heart attacks.

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If you are looking for a winning formula to improve your health, then take advantage of what nature gives us and consume winning healthy food combinations. It means that each food individually has health benefits of its own, but when paired with another food item, you get a real winning combination. So which food combinations should we consume in our menu?

Super healthy food combinations:

1. Turmeric and black pepper

Piperine is the key chemical in black pepper whereas curcumin is a polyphenol that plays the same role in turmeric. Some physicians advise their patients to take turmeric in a supplement form which is usually combined with piperine. The piperine aids the absorption of curcumin and thus increases the amount of curcumin that the body can absorb. And if you are cooking with turmeric, be sure to add some black pepper to the food.

Further reading: Find more about the health benefits of turmeric in my previous article that also includes a golden milk recipe (with turmeric and black pepper) to treat many ailments.

2. Tomato and avocado or broccoli

The combination of tomato and avocado, for example in guacamole, allows the lycopene in tomato to be better absorbed in the presence of the fat in avocados. Lycopene is used as an antioxidant and an essential substance to prevent heart disease, blood vessels problems and reduces the risk of cancer. Similarly, lycopene in tomato sauce is absorbed better if there is olive oil than if it’s oil-free dressing. If you don’t like olive oil, prepare a tomato salad with nuts and seeds that are high in healthy fat. Another issue is that lycopene in tomatoes become more concentrated and bioavailable when tomatoes are cooked into a sauce or paste, so cook your tomatoes and add a little bit of oil. Recently it also became clear that combining tomatoes and broccoli has its own health benefits: according to webMD website, a landmark study, published in Cancer Research, showed that prostate tumors grew much slower in rats fed both tomato and broccoli powder, compared to rats that ate either broccoli or tomato powder alone, or rats given lycopene as a supplement to their regular diet.

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Further reading: Also read my article about how to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease with tomatoes.

3. Apple and dark chocolate

A surprising winning combination is a red apple and dark chocolate. Apples contain a powerful anti-inflammatory substance called quercetin, especially in the skin and the parts close to it. This component fights allergic reaction, heart problems, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Dark chocolate, as well as black grapes, berries and red wine, is rich in antioxidant called catechin that significantly reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis and cancer. Combining these foods together reduces the adherence of blood platelets, enhances the activity of the cardiovascular system and prevents blood clotting disorders. Both apple and dark chocolate are also mentioned in my e-book about superfoods which is part of the Natural Health Revolution Program. This program will help you to achieve your health, nutrition and weight loss goals. Quercetin is also found in buckwheat, onions and berries, so you can build interesting food combinations such as sangria with sliced apples, buckwheat with berries and more.

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4. Fish and garlic

Who hasn’t combined together fish and garlic in one recipe or another? the recommendation to combine fish and fresh or cooked garlic is not mainly for taste reasons: this combination enhances the body’s ability to utilize anti-inflammatory components, reduce cholesterol levels in fish and utilize the essential fatty acid omega 3. The cholesterol-lowering effect is more powerful when eating these two foods together. It is important to know that fish is in itself a perfect synergy between minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, iodine and selenium, that work together as a powerful anti-inflammatory component.

Further reading: find here 9 important reasons to consume more omega 3 fatty acids, and also read my article how to use garlic as a medicine.

 5. Blueberries and grapes

research from Oregon State University that was published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research looked at the impact of different chemicals on the human immune system. It was found that two compounds, resveratrol found in red grapes and pterostilbene found in blueberries, when combined with vitamin D, could boost the body’s ability to prevent illness.

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Further reading: Berries are true super-foods packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They also have incredible healing properties that can transform your health. You can find more information about them in my e-book The Healing Berry Guide which has also easy and nutritious berry recipes and is a must for berry lovers.

6. Spinach and citrus fruits

The combination of vitamin C and iron is known to improve the absorption of iron in the cells. Therefore, it is recommended to combine foods rich in vitamin C, such as leafy greens, citrus fruits, tomatoes, strawberries, red pepper, melon and broccoli, with a plant-based foods rich in iron, such as spinach, kale, green beans, leeks and chard.

Further reading: Find here more information about the top signs of iron deficiency and how to increase iron levels in your blood.

7. Grilled meat and rosemary

Cooking meat at high temperatures is known to create toxins and carcinogens. Marinating the meat lowers the risk by preventing the formation of the toxins, but it was found that adding rosemary to meat before grilling, frying or barbecuing significantly reduces the formation of these toxins. Scientists attribute this to specific antioxidants in rosemary that reduce the amount of hazardous substances at high temperature by absorbing free radicals of the meat. If you don’t like rosemary, try marinades with garlic, onion and lemon juice – they have also been found to be effective (garlic and onion much more than lemon juice).

8. Vitamin combinations

It’s been known that a combination of vitamin D with calcium reduces the risk of colon cancer, preserves bone mass and relieves distressing symptoms such as PMS. This combination also improves the ability to reduce weight. Another familiar combination is of foods rich in vitamins that are fat soluble, such as vitamin A (carrots, broccoli, peas), vitamin D (fish, milk, yogurt) or vitamin E (sweet potatoes, spinach, fish), and healthy fat found for example in olive oil or almonds. This combination allows the vitamins to be absorbed effectively in our body. So try from now on to eat yogurt with almonds or nuts. Even a bowl of oatmeal with slices of orange or kiwifruit is a good combination – the combination of oatmeal and vitamin C (orange, kiwifruit, cantaloupe melon, strawberries) reduces the values ​​of LDL (bad cholesterol), cleanses the blood vessels and helps prevent heart attacks, compared with consumption of each of the components separately.

In conclusion, it is important to understand that combining certain foods may greatly contribute to our health and reduce damage caused by consumption of other foods. These winning combinations can fill us with energy and improve our health and well-being.

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One Response to 8 Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Cancer, Reduce Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Attacks

  1. yes it really works en good thn alot

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