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9 Food Pairings that Fight Disease:

9 Food Pairings that Fight Disease:

By Matthew Kadey, MSC, RD, Experience Life Over the last few decades, there has been a mountain of research on the healing powers of individual compounds in foods, such as lycopene, vitamin D and essential fatty acids. Yet, scientists are now realizing that while an antioxidant like sulforaphane in broccoli can be a potent cancer fighter on its own, combining it with another compound such as selenium found in chicken, fish and Brazil nuts, will give you even more impressive disease-fighting results. “Food synergy ties into the prevention of so many of our chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes,” says California-based dietitian Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, author of Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Rodale, 2008). You don’t have to eat in a fancy restaurant presided over by a profe...

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