3 Irish Foods with Merry Benefits

Check out these Irish meals that contain all kinds of benefits:

1. Spiced beef

At Christmas, beef is often rolled in spices like cloves, cinnamon, & black pepper. This antioxidant mixture helps reduce the formation of harmful chemicals that form while cooking. And research shows cutting these chemicals lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer.

2. Minced pie

These spiced pies are filled with raisins & apples. Just one serving gets you 25% of the way towards your recommended daily fruit goal.

3. Christmas plum pudding

A Christmas Eve favorite that actually contains no plums! But this bread pudding does have apples raisins and cherries, which are all disease-fighters! Try using whole wheat bread, cutting back on the sugar and going light on the whiskey.

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