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You Won’t Believe What Mixing These Two Foods Will Do to Your Body


You hear a lot about the benefits of antioxidants these days, so everyone tries to make healthy food choices to include them in their diet. The little molecules are capable of stopping free radicals from damaging your cells and as a result, have been shown to have a variety of health benefits.

But what you may not know is that your body doesn’t necessarily absorb all the antioxidants that are present in the food that you eat. Snacking on blueberries is probably good for your health either way, but if you’re eating them by themselves, or just with other fruit, you’re only getting a fraction of their true health potential.

2 Healthy Food Choices You Need to Make

To better absorb the antioxidants in your fruits and vegetables you need to pair them with eggs! Or with another good source of fat. Eating omelets or eggs in stir-fries or deviled eggs in a salad are all fantastic combinations to boost their benefits.

In fact, a recent study out of the University of Purdue found that young men who ate 3 eggs with a raw mixed-vegetable salad had 9 times more antioxidants in their blood than those who simply ate a regular, eggless salad. In particular, the egg eaters had more carotenoids in their blood, which are antioxidants most commonly found in tomatoes, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

According to the lead researcher, Jung Eunb Kim, the higher levels of antioxidants are the result of the fat in the eggs. The nutrient-rich yolks help the body better absorb the carotenoids and put them to good use. Without the presence of fat, the absorption rate is much lower.

What This Means For Your Health

Carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene have a variety


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