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Food Synergy
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Certain components in the foods and beverages we consume (like minerals, vitamins, fiber, and fats) interact with each other to give our bodies extra disease protection and a higher level of health. Here are 10 examples of food combinations that you should include in your diet.

Tomato and Avocado

  • Lycopene in tomatoes is best absorbed in the intestinal tract when combined with healthy fats like avocados. Lycopene may help with cancer prevention.

 

Chickpeas and Beet Root

  • Chickpeas are rich in vitamin B6, a vitamin that helps absorb magnesium-rich foods such as beets. 

 

Lemon and Green Tea

  • The vitamin C in lemons allow the body to absorb catechins (antioxidants) in green tea, increasing the benefit of green tea.

 

Broccoli and Tomato

  • The cancer fighting benefits of tomatoes and broccoli work best when paired together than when eaten alone.

 

Lemon and Kale

  • Vitamin C (high in lemons) makes plant-based iron (high in kale) easier to absorb by the body.

 

Salmon and Broccoli

  • The vitamin D in salmon absorbs best when paired with a calcium rich food, such as broccoli.

 

Bell Pepper and Avocado

  • Carotenoids found in bell peppers combined with healthy fats found in avocados increases the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K).

 

Black Pepper and Turmeric 

  • Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Black pepper helps the body absorb 1000 times more curcumin. 

 

Dark Chocolate and Apple

  • Apples are rich in quercetin, an anti-inflammatory important to heart health. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids. Together they may fight blood clots, improve circulation, and reduce your chances of heart disease. 

 

Banana and Yogurt

  • After exercise this combination provides both fast-releasing glucose and muscle-repairing amino-acids important for muscle recovery and strengthening. 

 



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