Seven Superfood Duos for Strong Bones and Reduced Cancer Risk

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2013-08-20 12:20

You have heard of dream teams in sports. But how about powerful pairs when it comes to food? Learn about dynamic duos of superfoods that can enhance your health dramatically.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ― Aristotle

That famous quote is true for many aspects of life, from teams at work to family members at home. And it's also true for a variety of superfoods. As described here, by combining specific types of food, you can boost their benefit without boosting your calories. Ready to build a better body? Read on:

Spinach + Avocados = Better Vision

Spinach contains eye protection in the form of lutein and vitamin A. Avocado also contains those nutrients as well as healthy fats, which your body requires to absorb those nutrients, says registered dietitian Karen Ansel.

Teaspoon of Peanut Butter + Glass of Milk = Stronger Bones

"Drinking milk while snacking on a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat like peanut butter helps you absorb as much bone-building vitamin D as possible," says Susan Kraus, RD, a clinical dietitian at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.

Soba Noodles + Broccoli = Strong Heart

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