Foods that Should be Eaten Together for Maximum Nutrition Benefits
These nutrients pack a much greater punch in tandem than solo.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
These nutrients are both anticancer crusaders. Sulforaphane is a plant compound in cruciferous vegetables; when it enters the bloodstream, it can inhibit the growth of tumor cells. Selenium is a mineral found in fish, meat, eggs, nuts, and mushrooms; it binds with proteins in our bodies to make antioxidant enzymes, which protect us from free radicals. Research has shown that together, they are up to four times more effective than on their own.
Next time you go out for Chinese food, order the classic beef and broccoli dish. Or make roasted Brussels sprouts with crushed Brazil nuts, which are an extremely rich source of selenium.