Tasty Summer Food Pairings to Supercharge Your Health

Nine delicious food combos to protect your heart, bolster your bones and much more (10 Photos)

Ellie Krieger on Jul 28, 2011 at 10:23AM

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Tasty Summer Food Pairings to Supercharge Your Health

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Grilled Meat With Spices

Nothing says summer like a burger or steak cooked over an open flame. But when meat is cooked over high heat, some of its fat can form health-sapping compounds, which have been shown to spur such diseases as cancer and heart disease. Fortunately, pairing meaty picks with certain spices can slash these negative effects. Recent research showed a 71 percent reduction in these health-draining compounds when burgers were cooked with oregano, rosemary and paprika. Experts say the antioxidants in these savory spices destroy toxic compounds while also offering a dollop of tasty flavor. So, go ahead and toss some grub on the grill! Just make sure your meat selections are lean and add a teaspoon of each of the above spices per 8 ounces of meat.

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