Shrimp can build muscle. A five-ounce serving—no sauce or coating—has just 83 calories and one gram of fat, less than one-third the amount of saturated fat found in the leanest cuts of beef. Plus, it has more than 20 grams of protein per serving.
Milk may reduce the risk of colon cancer by 22 percent, according to a review of 27 previous studies. Researchers recommend drinking 1 percent or skim milk to get the most benefit.
Calcium helps the body produce the sleep hormone melatonin, so it’s best if you take calcium supplements at night. That’s one reason why drinking milk before bed can help you sleep.
Vitamin D from the sun is showing more and more importance in boosting the immune system and fighting disease. That may be a reason why fewer people die in August than in any other month in the United States.
Lemon scent can reduce stress, according to Japanese researchers—at least it did in rats. The smell of lemons alters gene activity and blood chemistry to produce a calming effect.
Bottled water costs more than gasoline, and at least 25 percent of it is merely treated tap water. Plus, the plastic bottles aren’t good for the environment.