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www.ironmanmagazine.comSunflower seeds can build muscle. According to the March ’12 Better Nutrition, a handful, about a quarter cup, contains four grams of fiber and six grams of protein.

Apples may be good for digestion. According to the April ’12 Health, antioxidants in the peels appear to reduce inflammation of the digestive tract.

Fish oil does a body good, even your eyes. According to the November/December ’10 Well Being Journal, a recent study found that omega-3 fatty acids may siginficantly reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the primary cause of blindness in seniors.

Probiotics, beneficial bacteria found in yogurt, are primarily known for helping alleviate digestive problems. According to the Setpember ’11 Bottom Line Health, they have also recently been linked to improved immunity and a reduction in the severity of some autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. So if your joints hurt or your exercise-induced asthma is acting up, try some Greek yogurt, which is also packed with muscle-building protein, about 18 grams in only six ounces!

—Becky Holman

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