Food Combinations To Set You And Your Body Up To Win For The Long Haul (aka slow down aging)

Many of you have asked about food combinations and the benefits of pairing certain foods to target specific organs and ailments.

Sooooo, thought I’d give you some ideas to play around with.

Go play.

FOR

LIVER HEALTH

Roasted Asparagus With Lemon

Both of these two are super awesome for the liver and the nutritional components give the liver the information it needs for its detox pathways.

I preheat the oven to 400 and lay a bunch of asparagus on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, lemon salt and pepper, and that’s it. Cook for 15 min or so and boom. You’ve got liver health on a plate.

BALANCING BLOOD SUGAR

Eat Carbs With Fat And Protein

This one is a must. So when you eat any form of carbohydrates like pasta, cereal, bagels, potatoes, squash, carrots or what have you, your blood sugar rises. Its like throwing paper on a fire. It burns fast and then dies down leaving you craving more??

Right paper…or in this case sugar/carbs.

So how to slow that and make it easier on the body?

Eat them with fats and protein.

So when you eat a potato (organic please) top ‘er with a bunch of butter and eat it with a grass finished steak.

Boom. Done.

Your blood sugar and adrenals will thank you.

You’re welcome.

OVERALL AWESOMENESS

Avocado And Citrus

(lemons, limes or grapefruit)

Avos are amongst one of the greatest foods of all time. And to crank up their awesome you can pair them with a citrus. The fats in the avos combined with the vitamins and flavor of the citrus is a win win.

Guac anyone?

CANCER PREVENTION

Grilled Chicken With Rosemary

Grilling is great AND when we reach that super flavorful blackened-grilled-greatness it also contains carcinogens that have the potential to trigger cancer…so what to do?

Its not an accident that we as humans have been grilling meat with rosemary for eons. Rosemary is SUPER anti-carcinogenic and can combat the potential cancer triggers of the blackened awesome tastiness.

So, next time you throw a chicken on the grill, top ‘er with freshly chopped rosemary.

SKIN HEALTH

Organic Green Tea and Lemons

Green tea is SUPER high in antioxidants and what the citrus addition does is increases our absorption of those antioxidants for our body to use.

Same goes for said-above-avocado.

Think of citrus and turning up the spongability of nutrients in the food you’re eating.

So when in doubt. Add it.

HEART HEALTH

Baked Salmon with Boysenberry Glaze And Sautéed Spinach Greens

When you think heart think fat and antioxidants. So omega 3’s like salmon, flax, bison, and wild game.

Antioxidants like greens, berries, dark chocolate and red wine.

Have at ‘er and feed your body well my friends.

And remember, holler if you have any questions. 

Tanda Cook