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5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

One plus one equals more than the sum of its parts, so pair these foods together to supercharge their health benefits.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

1. Defence boost

The vitamin C in citrus fruits helps your body absorb disease-fighting catechins, found in abundance in green tea.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

2. An antioxidant powerhouse

Munching this unlikely pair in one sitting is said to fire up each of their antioxidant qualities by as much as 45 percent. Try them sprinkled onto salads.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

3. Fortified anti-cancer abilities

Cooking the cruciferous veg destroys some of its key enzymes that enable your system to soak up its cancer-fighting benefits. Mustard contains similar enzymes, so it acts as a replacement to those lost in the cooking process.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

4. Improved mood

Leafy greens are packed with magnesium, which is a known anxiety zapper and happiness booster, and the B6 in chickpeas increases magnesium uptake in our bodies.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

5. An iron boost

The hefty vitamin C dose in oranges ups your body’s ability to absorb iron, found in leafy greens. Bear in mind that tea, coffee and milk can hamper iron absorption, so avoid drinking these with your mineral-boosting bites.

5 Food Pairings To Supercharge Your Health

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