Three Healthy Food Pairings

on February 18, 2008

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Burgers ‘n fries. Some foods just taste better together. But some culinary couplings aren’t just about the flavor—they’re better for you, too. A sample:

  • Lettuce + olive oil. The monounsaturated fat in olive oil helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in most veggies.
  • Apples + grapes. The phytochemical quercetin in apples works with the catechin in red grapes to reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Spinach + mandarin oranges. The vitamin C in oranges helps boost the absorption of iron from leafy greens.
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