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Fish in your diet may cut Alzheimer’s risk in half. Just three servings a week will do it: salmon, herring or mackerel—or take fish oil capsules.

Hot cocoa is full of antioxidants, about 564 milligrams. A cup of green tea has only about 50 milligrams, while a glass of wine has about 163 milligrams.

Wine is good for your teeth. Well, red wine may stain them somewhat, but red or white wine has been shown to reduce dental plaque. 

Beans keep things moving. One cup gives you 13 grams of fiber, about half of what you need each day. Beans also have about 15 grams of protein per cup, but watch the carb count.

Raw data: Eating raw vegetables at least three times a month can reduce your risk of bladder cancer by almost 40 percent. A good choice is broccoli, which is jam-packed with antioxidants—but it can cause flatulence.

Flatulent fact: Farts have been clocked at traveling at speeds close to 10 feet per second, which explains why you should run, not walk, if you hear one.

—Becky Holman

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