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Food Facts

• Vinegar-and-oil salad dressing may improve your blood pressure. Rats given vinegar daily for eight weeks showed an average 20-point drop in systolic blood pressure.

• Arginine may aid in fat loss. Researchers gave obese mice diets fortified with extra L-arginine, and the rats’ bodyfat gains decreased by 64 percent.

• Tomatoes and other red and orange fruits and vegetables may help keep bones strong. Carotenoids like lycopene appear to safeguard bone density.

• Broccoli has been shown to boost brain power and reduce cancer risk, and now it appears to improve lung health. New research suggests that it may be a key in reducing and/or preventing asthma.

• Avocados contain more muscle-building protein than any other fruit. They also have more heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, folate and potassium than any other fruit. Four ounces total about 190 calories, mostly from good fat.

—Becky Holman

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