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We always hear about how Mother Nature and natural foods can help your body do all sorts of things: lose weight, get more energy, etc. Well, here are foods that can actually save your life.  Seriously.

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Why it’s life saving: Arugula has one of the highest nitrate levels of any leafy green, helping to ­increase blood flow and therefore enhance performance. It’s also packed with flavonoids — antioxidants that fight heart disease and even some cancers. New research suggests it may also prevent ulcers.

How to eat it: Arugula can be slightly bitter, so dress it in a salad with a fruity vinaigrette to counter the bite.

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