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www.ironmanmagazine.comMushrooms are an excellent cancer fighter. According to the International Journal of Cancer, a recent study showed that women who regularly ate mushrooms—about 10 grams, or one mushroom, a day—were 64 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. If the women ate green vegetables with mushroom, the percentage increased to up to 89 percent!

Onions can also help prevent cancer. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate onions regularly had a 60 to 70 percent reduction in all major cancers. Unique antioxidants in onions appear to be the reason.

Spinach can help raise testosterone. According to the February ’12 Better Health, the leafy green is rich in magnesium, which can lower sex-hormone-binding globulin, a compound that suppresses testosterone. Almonds and avocados are also good sources of magnesium.

Watermelon fights fat and is good for your heart. A study reported in the January ’12 Bottom Line Health found that animals given watermelon juice in place of water lost weight and experienced a drop in cholesterol. They also showed a reversal of atherosclerosis, a cause of heart attacks.

—Becky Holman


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