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Coffee improves concentration. Research shows that coffee drinkers perform better on memory tests. About four cups a day is the limit.

Selenium for sleekness? A survey of 8,000 Americans determined that people low in selenium had bigger waists than people who had more of it. About 55 micrograms a day is the recommended intake.

Peppermint can help curb indigestion. If your stomach is feeling a bit sour, try drinking a cup of peppermint tea.

Niacin, a B-vitamin, is a known vasodilator. A dose of about 500 milligrams can open blood vessels, which can improve your pump at a workout, not to mention your erectile abilities.

Flaxseed flour is full of health-promoting omega-3s. Try sprinkling ground flaxseed on your oatmeal or cereal or putting some in your protein drink.

Apples can cut calorie consumption. A Penn State study demonstrated that subjects who ate an apple 15 minutes before an all-you-can-eat pasta lunch ate 15 percent fewer calories than subjects who ate a 125-calorie fiber-free apple snack or nothing at all. So fiber up before meals to curb your appetite.

—Becky Holman

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