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FOODS THAT FIGHT…

While many nutrients work in synergy and promote each other’s effectiveness in our bodies, others have a less harmonious relationship, jockeying for absorption and reducing each other’s effectiveness by competing for metabolism. To help avoid an internal food fight, keep these foes apart…

1 TEA AND TOAST

The polyphenols in tea and calcium in the milk that you add to your cuppa work together to sabotage absorption of iron in wholemeal bread (the same goes for coffee and wholegrain cereals such as bran flakes). Why not have your tea first thing instead, then enjoy a refreshing cup of herbal tea or rooibos with breakfast?

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