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Eat three servings a day of top-quality protein: fish, poultry, lean meat, eggs, soy, or combinations of beans, lentils, and grains. Eat at least five servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables daily. Eat fish three times a week (or take fish oil supplements). Avoid hydrogenated fats and reduce your intake of saturated fats. Drink at least a quart of water, either pure or in diluted juices and herbal teas. Take the right supplements: A high-potency multivitamin and mineral formula with antioxidants, extra vitamin C (1 to 3 grams), and essential fatty acids are key.