Fruits and veggies for strong bones
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help your bones conserve calcium. As part of the digestive process, your stomach produces acid to break down food. Then your body draws minerals from you bones to neutralize the acids. Fruits and vegetables create an alkaline (the opposite of acid) environment in your digestive tract, so your body uses less of its own mineral reserve.
IOC bans some over-the-counter drugs
The International Olympic Committee has prohibited athletes from using certain over-the-counter drugs because they might promote dehydration or drowsiness or even interfere with coordination, increasing the risk of injury. Among the banned drugs are Actifed, Sudafed, Dexatrim, Midol, and Vicks Inhaler.
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