I have a question that I have been wondering about and I was hoping somebody could be of help.
I was looking for information on the absorption of certain nutritions and what foods combinations help or are limiting in this regard.
The problem is when search for this I mostly find information on Food Combining
which seems to deal with not combining foods high in starches with food high in proteins or fats in the same meal as it makes your intestines acidic or alkaline etc.
This is right now not what I'm looking for.
To give you an idea, examples of information I am looking for are:
-Combine Vitamin C rich food (orange juice, tomato) with your spinach because it helps absorb the iron.
-Combine vitamin D rich food with calcium rich food to help the calcium absorption.
-Spinach and soybeans not so good together in the sense that the soy beans inhibit the absorption of calcium in the spinach.
-Tomatoes and cucumber not so good together because the cucumber negatively affects the absorption of vitamin C.
I would love to read about it in general or have a book with practical combinations. Am I looking for a traditional nutrition book here? Or a cookbook with a nutritional slant? I'm probably overlooking something really simple..
If you know a good book, blog or magazine article - or even the right term to search under it would be a great help.
Any comments or thoughts greatly appreciated!