5 powerful food pairings for maximum nutrition
Steak Fajitas with Citrus Slaw
Featured power couple: Iron (beef) + vitamin C (citrus fruits and red bell pepper)
Eat iron-rich foods, such as beef, spinach, and beans, with foods that contain a lot of vitamin C (or ascorbic acid), such as red bell pepper and citrus fruits.
Vitamin C helps prevent the formation of unabsorbable iron compounds, and it helps reduce ferric iron to ferrous iron, which aids iron uptake into your cells and can improve energy and alertness through better flow of oxygen-carrying blood cells.