They’ve got great chemistry: food pairings with benefits
Many of us have little health niggles. Perhaps we’re low on energy or our nails keep breaking. So, it’s important to understand how our bodies work and choose combinations of foods that aren’t just tasty, but work together to give us maximum nutritional benefits. Our body’s ability to absorb nutrients is known as bioavailability and this can be improved by eating certain foods together. Read on for a few examples of great food chemistry.
Egg and cheese
Spinach and lemon
Turmeric, oil and black pepper
Tomatoes and olive oil
Watercress and seeds
1 Iron and Health (2010) Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
2 Curcumin: A review of its effects on human health (2017). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/
3 Carotenoids and cardiovascular health (2006).