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That can affect your workouts, weight and wellness.

Tomatoes or tomato products (like ketchup or tomato juice) in your daily diet can lower LDL, or bad, cholesterol, by almost 15 percent.

Lemon or vinegar on your food or salad or lemon in your drinking water can ease indigestion. Lemon and vinegar increase stomach acidity, which improves the digestive process.

Citrus fruits, such as oranges, appear to prevent and/or reduce wrinkles. Researchers believe it’s the vitamin C content, as C is key in the formation of collagen, the substance that repairs and rejuvenates skin, tendons and ligaments.

Skim milk is a good postworkout drink if you can’t afford the recovery powders. If you drink 24 ounces, you get 30 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbs. If you go the chocolate milk route, 24 ounces give you 30 grams of protein and about 80 grams of carbs. Go for the chocolate when you’re not dieting.

Honey appears to have antiaging benefits. Studies with mice found that those getting honey in their diets had better memories and were less anxious.

—Becky Holman

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