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How does a nice piece of grilled fish sound, complemented by a crisp glass of wine? That combo is a one-two punch for heart health. Both the fish and the wine are healthy on their own. But a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the combination of the polyphenols in wine make it easier for our cells to absorb the Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish. And just 5 ounces of wine will do the trick.
And if you add a side dish of red peppers with garlic to your wine and fish, it’ll trigger the production of blood-vessel relaxing compounds – which will help lower your blood pressure – and boost your heart health even further.