black pepper and turmeric

We go together like ramalamalama… black pepper and turmeric.

Did you know there are certain foods that you can eat together to supercharge their nutrition powers? Here’s a rundown of some classic combos.

Turmeric and Black Pepper

These two superfoods combine their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties (curcumin and piperine) to increase bioavailability of curcumin by 2000% (that isn’t a typo).

Broccoli and Tomatoes

Both great sources of vitamin C, these two combined increase their efficacy. In one study, tumour weights decreased by 52% after patients consumed broccoli and tomatoes together – much more than if eaten separately. 

Tomatoes and Olive Oil

This Italian taste sensation increases the absorption of lycopene – which protects your heart.

Lemon and Spinach (or really any citrus + greens)

Vitamin C increases the absorption of plant-based iron sources. This is an especially good one to know for the veggies and vegans out there.

Kale and Avocado

Kale is a nutritional superhero, but it’s rich sources of vitamins A,D, E, and K are all fat soluble, so eating it with avocado or other healthy fat sources like natural yoghurt will help to ensure you’re absorbing all the good stuff.