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  Watch What You Put In Your System  

Watch Your Mouth!
What you put into your system has a big effect on your health, often in ways you wouldn't think would matter so much:
1. Fill Up on Fiber. Gain about 2.5 years.  Dr. Roizen states that eating 25 grams of fiber per day improves your RealAge by up to 2.5 years, when compared to those who get only 12 grams of fiber per day (men may need even more than 25 grams).
2. Take Your Vitamins. Gain about 6 years.  Dr. Roizen recommends that you regularly take a multivitamin containing vitamin C (1200 mg/day), vitamin E (400 IU/day), calcium (1000-1200 mg/day), vitamin D (400-600 IU/day), folate (400 mcg/day), and vitamin B6 (6 mg/day).
3. Floss Your Teeth. Gain about 6.4 years.  Flossing and brushing every day helps your oral health.  Bad oral health is a frequent pathway for germs and viruses to attack you in other parts of your body.
4. Quit Smoking and Avoid Passive Smoke. Gain about 8 years.  Quit smoking to gain about 8 years. Avoid second-hand smoke as well.

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