Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, coached me on how to build muscle and maintain muscle mass by eating the right foods when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo.

And, if you'd like more wonderful advice from Joy Bauer, take a look at some of her top foods for everything from healthy hair and teeth to wrinkle reduction and stress relief. Or, take a look at her website.

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  • Skim Milk To Relieve Stress

    Having a tense day? Turns out special proteins found in milk may help ease anxiety and boost mood by lowering blood pressure and increasing serotonin activity in the brain. Try a mug of dark chocolate hot cocoa in particularly stressful times; it combines two stress-relieving ingredients--dark chocolate and skim milk--in one delicious drink. For more of Joy's stress relieving foods visit her website,<a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Watermelon To Slim Down

    The name says it all--this fruit is 92 percent water, which can help you fill up and rid your body of excess sodium. Plus, this super-sweet fruit, packed with vitamin C, contains about 100 calories per cup or large wedge, so it's a great snack if you're trying to lose weight. For more of Joy's slimming foods visit her website, <a href="http://www.joybauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Jicama To Beat Bloating

    Expand your produce horizon and try jicama. This low-calorie root vegetable has a crisp texture and slightly sweet, nutty flavor and happens to be a great source of potassium, which has anti-bloat properties. Jicama is a high-volume, low-cal snack at just 50 filling calories per cup. For more of Joy's slimming foods visit her website, <a href="http://www.joybauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Sweet Potatoes To Fight Aging

    Sweet potatoes are a dynamite source of beta-carotene (their bright orange color is a dead giveaway). Your body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps to continually generate new, healthy skin cells. For more of Joy's age-fighting foods visit her website, <a href="http://www.joybauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Spinach To Fight Wrinkles

    Spinach delivers a triple does of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. All three work in concert to protect your skin from the sun's UV rays so it stays vibrant and healthy. For more of Joy's age-fighting foods visit her website <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Oysters For Hair Growth

    The mineral zinc is involved in tissue growth and repair--and that includes hair growth. Low levels of zinc can cause hair loss, slow growth, and dandruff. But the amount you get from eating foods rich in zinc--such as oysters, crab, clams, liver, lean beef, most nuts and seeds, peanut butter, wheat germ, fat-free yogurt, and chestnuts--is plenty to keep your tresses gorgeous. For more of Joy's top foods for great hair visit her website <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Tropical Fruit For Great Skin

    Eating guava, pineapple, papaya, kiwi and other tropical fruits that contain vitamin C will help defend your skin against damaging free radicals. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in the skin, so eating tropical fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods can replenish your skin's stores. Vitamin C also helps your body produce collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin firm and elastic. For more of Joy's foods for great skin visit her website, <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Salmon For Healthy Eyes

    Foods that are high in anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are great for your eye health because they help support the vessels in the eyes. Foods like salmon and sardines with their healthy portions of omega-3 fatty acids make the list, as does anti-oxidant rich spinach. For more of Joy's top food for a healthy diet visit her website, <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Almonds To Lower Cholesterol

    Eating a handful of nuts in the afternoon can actually help lower your cholesterol. The two tops nuts for this are pistachios and almonds, but be careful not to over eat with these nuts, since they are high in fat. For more of Joy's top food for a healthy diet visit her website, <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Vegetables For Unlimited Portions

    While portion control is important, when it comes to non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and spinach there's no need to limit yourself. You'll never gain weight from eating too much of these veggies, so fill up your plate! For more of Joy's top food for a healthy diet visit her website, <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.

  • Protein To Boost Your Metabolism

    Since protein is harder to digest, your body has to work harder to breakdown it down, which is kickstart for your metabolism. Make it a point to go out of your way to include protein-rich foods like non-fat greek yogurt, egg whites, fish, and skinless chicken. You can even try adding yogurt, skim milk or whey protein powder to smoothies. For more of Joy's top food for a healthy diet visit her website, <a href="http://www.JoyBauer.com" target="_hplink">www.JoyBauer.com</a>.



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