A Steak Topping That Saves

A handful of capers can make your next steak healthier. Italian researchers recently discovered that adding capers to meat significantly reduces lipid oxidation, a process that can degrade the food’s nutritional quality and turn cholesterol into artery-clogging plaque. One factor behind the mechanism: Capers have more than 10 times as much of the powerful antioxidant rutin as the next best source, cooked onions. Scatter a tablespoon of capers over a grilled steak before topping it with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.