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Fitness & nutrition: Healthy eating

Fruits and vegetables provide your body with valuable nutrients and fibre, plus the potassium content can help lower your blood pressure. Foods that are high in fibre -- like whole-grain bread, bran cereal and oatmeal -- can help lower your LDL cholesterol. Leaner cuts of meat -- like skinless chicken breasts -- are low in cholesterol, and give your body the protein it needs. Omega-3 fatty acids -- like those found in salmon -- can increase your blood circulation and help prevent blood clots. Everything you eat has a direct affect on your health. By choosing healthy foods, you're choosing to have a healthy body.

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