How To Turn Regular Foods Into Super Foods

May 6, 2011 by  
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Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from carlo_scialla and more videos in the Better Health category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Certain foods are more nutritious when eaten together. Improve your diet by learning a few of the power couples. To complete this How-To you will need: Tomatoes and broccoli Vitamin C-rich foods Iron-rich foods Olive oil, nuts, or avocados Onions and garlic Herbs and spices Step 1: Eat tomatoes with broccoli Eat cooked tomatoes with broccoli. One study indicated that eating those two foods at the same time may enhance their cancer-fighting abilities. Step 2: Throw oranges into your salad Throw oranges into your salad, or cook bell peppers with your greens. Both are good sources of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb the iron in leafy veggies like spinach, Swiss chard, and kale. Step 3: Put olive oil on vegetables Eat your vegetables with a little fat; it helps release their antioxidants. Stick to unsaturated fat — like the kind found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados. Tip: Skip the fat-free salad dressings; they don’t enhance your greens’ nutrients, and most are loaded with sugar and artificial additives. Step 4: Cook onions with garlic Cook onions with garlic; it makes the onions’ antioxidants more powerful. Step 5: Spice

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