Many of these foods are fantastic for boosting your health on their own, however when teamed with each other, they become super duo’s. Eating certain foods together can bring out their best nutrition benefits to boost your body and taste yummy in the process. These food combinations are great enjoyed as a meal such as breakfast, paired together as a tasty snack or as part of your main meals.
Tomatoes + Avocados
There must have been a reason why tomatoes and avocados were pair originally to make guacamole. Tomatoes contain a cancer-preventing antioxidant called lycopene and avocados contain plenty of healthy fats. Carotenoids in tomatoes, spread the healthy fats around your body to keep you healthy.
Sweet Potato + Coconut Oil
Sweet potatoes are a fantastic alternative to ordinary potatoes and coconut oil is a great alternative to vegetable, sunflower or similar poor processed oils. Add vitamin A in abundance from sweet potatoes and good fats from the coconut oil which allows vitamin A to be absorbed quicker and you have a recipe for fantastic health benefits.
Oatmeal + Peanut Butter
For a snack, keep away from processed so called ‘healthy’ snack bars, instead make your own from peanut butter and oatmeal. Not only do you know what ingredients go into it, but the complex carbs and fat in both will keep you fuller for longer. Perfect for workout snacks or pre gym breakfast.
Apples + Chocolate
Apples and yes chocolate a match made in health heaven? Yes! Both of these contain flavonoids that, when combined, improve cardiovascular health. You can also swap out apples for raspberries which also contain flavonoids.
Black Beans + Lime
A staple in many Mexican and South American diets are black beans and limes. There is a reason for this: Citrus fruits such as limes provide high levels of vitamin C, this then makes plant-based iron in foods like black beans easier for your body to use.
Almonds + Yogurt
Looking for a sweet pudding option? Then almonds and yoghurt are the perfect healthy answer, yogurt is great source of Vitamin D which are activated and absorbed when eaten with healthy fats like those found in almonds. This pairing is a great way to repair and strengthen your bones.
Hardboiled Egg + Banana
I wouldn’t suggest eating this pairing together exactly, put snacking on a hardboiled egg and then a banana is a great way to keep your blood sugar levels from spiking. Healthy sugars in bananas will give you a much needed energy boost while healthy fats from the hardboiled egg will keep them level.
Lemon + Kale
Lemon and kale are key ingredients in green smoothies and for good reason. A chemical reaction is caused in your body when you add lemon juice to kale. It means you can easily absorb the iron in kale which stops you suffering from muscle fatigue. It also helps to boost your immunity as well.
Kombucha + Cashews
Fermented products like kombucha aid in the absorption of zinc into the gut. Cashews are a fantastic source of protein and zinc. The pairing between Kombucha and cashews is a great immune boosting combo. This is a wonderful snack, especially for the office.
Garlic + Fish
Garlic and fish, especially oily fish are a match made in health food heaven, not only does garlic enhance flavour but it also enhances the cholesterol-reducing properties in fish oils. Combing these allows the garlic to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.