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Macadamia nuts can help lower cholesterol. Research from Pennsylvania State University showed that eating about a handful a day reduced cholesterol by 10 percent.

Carrots and sweet potatoes contain key antioxidants that can protect your skin from sun damage and that are also good for hair and scalp hydration. For younger-looking skin and hair, eat more orange foods.

Potassium helps aging people retain more muscle. A study reported in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the mineral can neutralize acid that breaks down muscle.

Oatmeal has the highest satiety ranking of any food. It’s one of the most complex of the complex carbs, so it digests very slowly, which means no insulin surge or peak and drop in blood sugar.

CoQ10 is a nutrient found in every cell of the body, and it’s recently been shown to have ergogenic properties. Now new studies show that when applied topically to the skin, it can reduce wrinkles. Creams that contain CoQ10 can be found at health food stores and some cosmetic counters.

—Becky Holman

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