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Cheat Sheet: Healthy foods with benefits

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This week we’ll catch you up on the year’s news trends that are making a serious impact on the wellness scene.

Eating is about survival, and, sometimes, pleasure. But healthy foods tend to do more than just keep you alive and tickle your taste buds. They can elevate your mood, brighten your skin, boost your brain power, and so much more.

Here, we compile the must-read stories you might have missed on the many foods with benefits you should add to your diet.

1. 10 foods for happiness
The modern American diet isn’t exactly happy-making, more studies are finding. Here are 10 foods that deliver real Happy Meals.

2. 9 foods for amazing skin
We may not be able to change our DNA or completely alleviate blemish-inducing stress, but we all can eat foods that contribute to amazing skin.

3. 5 stress-reducing foods you should add to your diet
These foods will keep you calm—and slim—says Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer and author of The Clean & Lean Diet.

4. Quinoa: 5 reasons this ancient grain is the superfood of the year
It’s the International Year of Quinoa! We pay tribute to this most-super of all superfoods by sharing five of its many incredible benefits.

5. Spicy news: Turmeric is the trendy new nutritional supplement
With new research backing its benefits, turmeric—that very same staple of Indian cuisine—is taking off as a trendy nutritional supplement. Experts dish.

6. Maca: Why this superfood has us screaming (in the bedroom)
Its growing popularity as a “vitality enhancer” means Maca is no longer ancient history. The Incan superfood is making its way into many a boyfriend’s smoothie.