Sandwich Superheroes

Bored of the same old fillings? Turn your humble sarnie into a nutritious meal of champions

by Matthew Kadey, Ruth Emmett

fig and prosciutto sandwich
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Fig and prosciutto

Best for: mineral replacement

Dried figs contain calcium, iron, and potassium. The latter "works with sodium to maintain the body's water balance," says sports dietitian Barbara Lewin. Prosciutto is high in sodium, making it ideal after a sweaty run, when you need electrolytes. Red peppers are brimming with vitamin C, which Harvard researchers have found may keep upper respiratory tract infections, such as earaches and the common cold, at bay.

Take: a baguette

Combine: ½ teaspoon of honey + squeeze of lemon juice + sprinkle of cinnamon

Stack with: roasted red pepper strips; spinach leaves; 1 fresh fig torn into pieces; 2 prosciutto slices 

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Chilli everything got this spice in it these days and some of us don't like it and some of us can't stomach it and I have heared of a few who have an intorerance to it.  
Posted: 12/02/2013 at 21:11

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