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.