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Secret Ingredients for a Healthy Spring

It's time to shed winter like an old snakeskin--and good riddance. It's on to glowing skin, good-for-you treats, and serene moments, thanks to these simple, secret ingredients of a happy, healthy spring.

By Dorothy Foltz-Gray

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Andy Lyons
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Secret Cancer-Fighter

You know they're tasty, but just a handful (1 ounce) of almonds reduces LDL, or bad, cholesterol, and so your risk of heart disease, says nutritionist Guttersen: "Almonds are protective against cancer and diabetes as well." Pair them with dark chocolate, she says, and you have a double source of antioxidants. They fit right in with the new U.S. dietary guidelines, too, which stress eating more nuts and seeds.

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