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You want to get a lot of miles out of your body. Your body needs the same kind of upkeep as your car.
It starts with the “fuel.” Be mindful of the food and drink you put in your body. Veggies, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and water give your body the energy it needs to perform at its best.
Keep your “vital lines” clean. For example, why should you avoid foods high in cholesterol? Because too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries and slow down your blood flow. Eating healthy and being active can help keep your vital lines (arteries) clear. Routine visits with your doctor are also important for keeping up your health.
Your body has “filters,” too. Your liver and kidneys filter out many of the toxins in the food and drink you take into your body. Your sinuses filter out many of the pollutants in the air you breathe. But unlike a car, your body’s filters are not easily replaced. Eating foods made from natural ingredients you can pronounce, limiting the amount of soda and alcohol you drink, and avoiding places where people smoke can help you keep your filters healthy for many miles to come.
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