Ever heard the phrase "You are what you eat?” Well, it's more accurate to say "You are what you absorb." This introduces bioavailability – the measure of how efficiently your body absorbs nutrients from food.

Understanding Bioavailability

Some nutrients are easily absorbed on their own, but others need a little help. Pairing certain foods together can trigger chemical reactions that optimize absorption, ensuring you get the most out of your meals.

The Power of Nutrient Pairing

Combine vitamin C-rich foods with iron-rich foods for better iron absorption. Likewise, pair vitamin D-rich foods with calcium sources to enhance calcium absorption. Simple tweaks for big nutritional benefits!

Chili with ground beef (animal protein) and kidney beans (plant-based zinc)
Red bell peppers (vitamin C) with black beans (iron)
Strawberry slices (vitamin C) atop spinach salad (iron)
Broccoli (calcium) with salmon ( vitamin D)
Eggs (vitamin D) with sautéed spinach (magnesium)
Chili with ground beef (animal protein) and kidney beans (plant-based zinc)
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Optimizing Nutrient Bioavailability

How you cook your food matters too. Steaming, roasting, and grilling preserve nutrients, while boiling and frying can lead to nutrient loss.

Maximize your nutrient absorption by pairing foods wisely and choosing cooking methods that preserve nutrients. Consider incorporating products like Juice Plus alongside whole foods to optimize your nutritional intake and support overall health.

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Tammie Mattos
Tammie Mattos

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