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Add a fresh lemon or lime to your shopping list.

How to do it

Grab your shopping list and add a fresh lemon or lime to it. The next time you're at the grocery store, head to the produce section and look for ripe lemons and limes. Later on, you can cook a meat or vegetable dish with lemon wedges. Or add thin slices of lemon or lime to a pitcher of ice water for a refreshing drink. Fresh lemons and limes will keep in the refrigerator crisper for about four weeks, and you can freeze their juices.

Why it matters

Lemons and limes are powerhouses of vitamin C and other antioxidants, which research has shown to be associated with reducing inflammation and preventing heart disease. The tangy flavor of lemons and limes makes a great salt substitute for people who are watching their salt intake. And a glass of sparkling water with lemon or lime slices is a delicious sugar-free drink.

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