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Posted 28 March 2006 - 06:55 PM

Thanks to growing interest in international cuisines, itís never been easier to locate the ingredients you need to prepare foods of other cultures in your own kitchen. And great news: Many of your favorite global ingredients just happen to have great health benefits.

Joan Raymond has written on health and science for Newsweek, Health, and other national publications. These recipes are by Mark Bittman, author of The Best Recipes in the World and food columnist for The New York Times.

Spain: Olive Oil
Antioxidant-rich olive oil protects against heart disease.

Japan: Soy
Protein-packed soy is linked to the prevention of cancer and osteoporosis.

Greece: Yogurt
Among yogurt's benefits: enhanced immunity, improved lactose intolerance, and stronger bones.

India: Lentils
Lentils give you protein, cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, and lots of iron.

Korea: Kimchi
Loaded with key vitamins, kimchi contains healthy bacteria that aids digestion.

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