5 Healthy Food Pairings to Supercharge Your Diet

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

Batman and Robin; Regis and Kelly. Like all good duos, be they heroes or TV personalities, each complement the other oh-so-well. Surprisingly, the same holds true for food. While some ingredients are perfectly healthful on their own, they’re nutritional gangbusters when combined with the right sidekick. “Pairing foods can help us obtain a synergy from their various nutrients, and it’s the whole reason we push for a varied diet,” says Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, LDN, and owner of Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition. “All of those elimination and restricted diets out there aren’t ideal when it comes to being healthy,” she says.

When seeking out ideal food pairings, also consider the antioxidant and phytochemical content, which can provide an added boost, says Ilana Katz, MS, RD, CSSD and founder of Optimal Nutrition for…

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