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4. Flaxseed for Fiber and Heart Health

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Flaxseed is high and fiber and omega-3s, those good fats that keep your brain and heart running smoothly. Kind of a big deal. Sprinkle some on oatmeal or throw it in a smoothie.

6. Pumpkin for Vision

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Your favorite gourd is rich in beta-carotene, which leads to Vitamin A, which leads to good eye and immune system health. Plus protein, fiber, and vitamins C, E, and K. There's a whole alphabet in your jack-o-lantern.

8. Green Tea for Antioxidants

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There's a reason people have been drinking green tea for over 4,000 years. It contains EGCG, kind of a superfreak fighter of nasty free radicals in your body. So drink up, dearies.

11. Quinoa for Muscles

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By now you've heard of quinoa, but why? It's a complete protein unto itself, high in B12, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, yadda yadda yadda. Just give it a shot already.

12. Eggs for Protein

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Eggs have gotten a bad rap in the past for being high in cholesterol, but, like Witches in Oz, there's good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Eggs are like the Glinda of Breakfast.

15. Kale for Vitamins and Antioxidants

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Kale's 15 minutes of fame may have come and gone, but it's still just as packed with vitamins, iron, calcium, and flavonoids as it was in 2012.

17. Dark Chocolate for Antioxidants

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"Flavonols" aren't just what it sounds like when you're trying to describe chocolate with your mouth full. They're another troop of free-radical fighting antioxidants, for the army of you.

18. Sweet Potatoes for Vision

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Like their orange friends the carrot and the pumpkin, sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A for eye health, plus potassium, calcium, and Vitamin C. Try the fries!

19. Avocado to Prevent Aging

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Avocados will not prevent you from adding another candle to your birthday cake this year, but with Vitamin E, healthy fats, and a host of B Vitamins, they'll keep the bartenders asking for your ID. Wink wink.

20. Water for Life

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"Duh," you say? When you really -- and I mean really, let's shoot for 8 glasses a day here -- nourish yourself with this seemingly most basic of foodthings, you'll stay healthier, look better, and make attractive new friends.

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