When you read that title, you may have thought that I was going to write about me + Chris! Well, while it is true we are a power pair, of sorts, I am actually going to share some information on foods that, when paired together, do double duty in health benefits!
Eggs & Tomatoes
The fat found in egg yolks enhances the nutrients in UNCOOKED tomatoes, which may reduce cancer risk, cognitive decline and prevent heart disease.
Salmon & Broccoli
The vitamin D in salmon combines with the calcium from the broccoli to contribute to heart and bone health and weight maintenance.
Black Pepper & Turmeric
Black pepper’s main compound, piperine, boosts your body’s intake of turmeric’s curcumin, which helps ease pain, lower cholesterol and improve liver function.
Chickpeas are one of the best sources of vitamin B6, which works with magnesium from the spinach to boost bone, muscle and nerve health.
Leeks & Whole-Wheat Pasta
The sulfur in leeks helps you make the most of whole-wheat pasta’s iron and zinc, which strengthen the immune system.
Red Bell Pepper & Black Beans
Vitamin C-rich bell peppers help you take in up to six times the iron from black beans, which boosts energy and keeps you strong.
*All of this info was found in the February 2017 edition of Woman’s Day magazine, where you can find recipes for each power pair.
To your health!!!