Six ingredient combinations for healthy life

We bring you some suggestions on how you can get the most out of food, in order to enjoy the taste, but also enjoy its healthy nutritious characteristics.

Dark chocolate and apple

This is a sweet and healthy combo. Try combining it and your blood vessels will be thankful.  Both ingredients are excellent for cardiovascular health. Apples contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation, thus reducing the risk of deposits on the inner walls of the arteries. In addition, it prevents blood clotting and reduces the risk of blood clots. Dark chocolate is rich in catechins, which also cleans the artery walls. Apples and dark chocolate consumed together acts much stronger.

Whole grains and onion or garlic

Whole grains are a good source of iron and zinc, but they are extremely easy to process so y that the body often cannot use their benefits in full extent. To slow down this process, you need to eat more food that contains sulfur. Good sources of sulfur are onion and garlic. So, this combination will you get your body the maximum nutritional value.

Tomato and olive oil

If you food prepare your meals with olive oil, you will decrease the level of so called bad cholesterol. Your arteries will be healthier, vessels stronger and more passable. Olive oil is, in itself, quite healthy, but in combination with tomato turns into a bit of a “miracle”. There is no better source of healthy fats from this magic oil, and if you add the tomatoes, you will enhance the positive impact of lycopene, which is rich in this vegetable. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which can drastically reduce harmful effect of free radicals and can lower bad cholesterol.

Salmon and dark green leafy vegetables

If you want healthy and strong bones, you definitely have to increase the intake of calcium in your organism. But, to be able to use calcium from the food you additionally need to increase the intake of vitamin D. The spring sun is our best friend after the dark winter months, during the cold period; you need to include foods in the diet to that are rich in vitamin D such as salmon. In addition, add dark green leafy vegetables, which is an excellent source of calcium and you can get a healthy meal from which you will get the maximum.

Broccoli and Tomato

There are foods that reduce the risk of cancer, and one of those super-combination is broccoli and tomato mix. Research shows that people whose diet consists of 10 % tomato and 10 % broccoli have up to 53 % lower risk for cancer, while those who regularly eat only tomatoes that risk is lower by 35 %. If you regularly consume broccoli, the risk is lower by about 40 %. So, prepare broccoli as you love the most and eat it with dried or fresh tomatoes.

Sprouts and olive oil

Sprouts are magnificent vegetables, for it contains a lot of minerals and vitamins, and is especially rich in vitamin K, which is necessary for healthy blood and bones. This vitamin should be consumed with fats, and the best choice is definitely olive oil, which strengthens the heart and protects our cardiovascular system. If you are looking for food that will help extend your healthy life duration – eat sprouts combined with olive oil.

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