- Pasta & balsamic vinegar: The acetic acid in vinegar combats the blood sugar spike associated with starchy foods.
- Chickpeas & red pepper: The vitamin C in the pepper unlocks plant-based iron in the chickpeas so your blood cells can get to it.
- Avocados & spinach: The healthy fats in avocados help your body absorb the lutein and vitamin A in the spinach.
- Oatmeal & apples: The free-radical fighters and ever-important fiber in oatmeal get a boost from the antioxidants in apples.
- Broccoli & eggs: Eggs are a great source of vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) which is a key factor in how well your body absorbs the calcium found in broccoli.
- Flaxseed & yogurt: To get continual benefits of the probiotics in yogurt, give them the prebiotics found in flaxseed to feed on.
- Sweet potatoes & chicken: The zinc in chicken is necessary to carry the vitamin A found in sweet potatoes throughout your body.
- Tomatoes & olive oil: Olive oil’s healthy fats help your body absorb the antioxidant lycopene found in the tomatoes.
- Green tea & lemon: Lemon juice helps the catechins in the green tea survive the digestive process so they can move on to benefit your whole body.
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