Food Pairings: Better Together?

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Want to know how to get more out of your mushrooms? Bump up the health benefits of those Brussels sprouts? It's a fact that some foods play better with others than on their own. And the opposite is true - certain compounds in foods can work against each other and be detrimental to health. If you want to get more bang for your nutritional buck, then try pairing some of the following foods on your plate. Guacamole appetizer, anyone? Good news about that delish Mexican dip - when you add tomato to your guac, the fat in avocados help you absorb about seven times more lycopene than eating tomatoes alone. A fatty food, like avocado, can help release antioxidants in "superfoods" like dark green vegetables and tomatoes.