He's not checking your blood glucose levels. He's playing Words with Friends. Anna Zielinska/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Spiffing up the garden may also make your cardiovascular risk profile look better, too. Lauren Mitchell/Flickr hide caption

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According to big data, this bacon and avocado sandwich should be a party for your tastebuds. iStockphoto hide caption

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The protein, unsaturated fat composition and fiber in almonds all very likely play a role in helping to curb appetites. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A street vendor fries food for lunch customers in Mexico City on July 10. Mexico has now surpassed the United States in levels of adult obesity, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/AP hide caption

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Rhubarb: delicious with strawberry pie, but steer clear of the leaves. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Very few girls get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise daily. But physical activity could help with school, a study says. evoo73/Flickr hide caption

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One of the meatless dishes prepared at Benson Brewery in Omaha, Neb., for Meatless Monday is zucchini ribbon salad with a dressing made from roasted garlic and tahini, and garnished with green onions and toasted pine nuts. Courtesy of Vegan Omaha hide caption

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