5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

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Valerie Denny on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:53AM

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5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

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Oats for Better Abs

Oats are the first food to get FDA approval for their heart-disease-prevention potential. They contain soluble fiber, which protects against heart disease by making your arteries suppler and lowering your blood cholesterol level. Oats do have carbs, but they are complex carbs, which means that through their protein content (10 grams of protein per serving), they slow down the release of sugar to the blood stream, making it possible for you to use the fuel as energy and to build muscle. Building muscle helps you burn calories more efficiently, even at rest.

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