Perfect Nutritive Combinations For An Athlete

18 Aug

Tomato and avocado

Need an excuse for eating nachos? In a study at Ohio State University, subjects who ate salsa containing half an avocado absorbed up to 454 times more lycopene and 254 times more betacarotene -compounds found in tomatoes that help fight cancer – than those who didn’t. Researchers attribute this to the good fats in avocado helping nutrient absorption.

tomatoes and avocados

Apple and raspberry

Combining these two fruits enhances your body’s ability to fight off cancer, according to a study in the Journal Of Nutrition. The research established that ellagic acid, an antioxidant found in raspberries, increased the ability of quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples and is capable to counter cancerous cells.

apples and raspberries

Tuna and broccoli

Tuna is a rich source of selenium, which raises your levels of a cancer-fighting enzyme called thioredoxin reductase. Broccoli also promotes this compound thanks to its high levels of sulphoraphane. When eaten together they are 13 times more effective in slowing down the growth of cancer cells than when eaten separately, according to a British study.

tuna fish and broccoli

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  1. Avoid Obesity: Live Healthy - November 19, 2013

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