Everyday Enhancements: Bringing out the Best in Foods
We all know that some foods taste great together, and some combos just don't work (orange juice and toothpaste, anyone?). But it can go much further than your taste buds. Some foods truly bring out the best in each other -- their health benefits multiply when they're eaten together. This quiz will give you some tips on what to pair up, whether you're looking to improve your health or just have a tasty meal.
You'll reap extra health benefits if you drink a glass of this kind of juice along with your morning oatmeal.
What's another good combo to have for breakfast?
pancakes and blueberries
whole-grain cereal and coffee
scrambled eggs and cantaloupe
Grilling a steak with a little bit of this herb is tasty -- and it could reduce the effects of the carcinogens that form on the meat when it's cooked over high heat.
This spice, found in many Indian dishes, has tumor-fighting effects.
Turmeric isn't all that effective when it's consumed alone. What can you add to turmeric that enhances its health benefits?
What's a good root vegetable to roast along with carrots and parsnips?
Throw some of these in your guacamole to make it extra healthy.
What's a good cheese to pair with pears?
In traditional Chinese medicine, which two food groups are the most important?
fruit and milk
grains and vegetables
meat and grains
fruit and vegetables
meat and fruit
According to Chinese medicine, what should you eat to counteract the negative effects of spicy fried food?
wheat and rice
carrots and celery
watermelon and grapefruit
peanut butter and sesame seeds
You're making a butternut squash dish with pancetta. What herb should you add?
You have some wild mushrooms you'd like to sautee with some herbs. What herb would work here?
You're snacking on an apple. What could you eat with it to improve your cardiovascular health?
What's the best kind of bread to use for peanut butter sandwiches?
What's the perfect addition to a salmon dish to give your body more resistance to cancer?
If you're looking to boost your iron levels, you might want to add some of this to your salads.
While we're talking about salads, what else could you add that would bring out the vitamins in those leafy greens?
To get the most vitamin D out of your yogurt, what can you add to it?
Fish is a great cholesterol-reducing food. What can you cook it with to make it even better?
Recent studies have shown that eating a variety of fruits together is much healthier than consuming them separately. What benefit do you get from eating a fruit salad instead of an apple?