I'm Susan Bowerman, Herbalife nutritionist. Some foods just seem to taste better when they're eaten together like cake and ice cream. But there are also some nutritional benefits when you pair certain foods together in the same meal.
People often ask me if there are certain foods that they should or shouldn't eat at the same time. For the most part, your digestive system is designed to process pretty much anything you send its way, and in pretty much any combination. But sometimes, eating certain foods together can actually give you a bit more nutritional benefit than if you ate the foods separately. Here are a few examples of what's known as 'food synergy'.
• Onions and garlic with whole grains. Sulfur compounds found in onions and garlic can help your body absorb minerals -- like zinc - from whole grains. Zinc is found in both animal foods and grains, but it's harder for your body to absorb from it plant sources. So next time you cook up some whole wheat pasta, to...
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