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High-fructose corn syrup is one of the biggest contributors to the obesity epidemic. The average American gulps down 41.5 pounds of it per year. Soft drinks are the biggest culprit.

L-arginine, an amino acid, combined with Pycnogenol, an extract from pine bark, has been shown in recent studies to help relieve erectile dysfunctiton.

Coffee drinkers show a 25 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease than nondrinkers, according to the latest research that tracked 100,000 adults. The amount was two to three cups a day.

Yogurt that contains good bacteria can protect you against numerous gastrointestinal-tract problems, including constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease and even colon cancer, according to research performed at Tufts University. That means it may improve absorption of bodybuilding supplements as well.

Walnuts can help you get lean. Australian researchers found that subjects who included eight to 10 walnuts a day in their diets lost more weight and bodyfat. The scientists believe it may have something to do with better insulin control.

—Becky Holman

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