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There are two reasons it’s more effective to use soap, not just water, when washing your hands, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The surfactants in soap lift soil and microbes from the skin. Plus, you remove more germs when using soap because you do a more thorough job of scrubbing.

When following a Mediterranean diet, people consume less saturated fat than they would eating a typical American diet, reports the American Heart Association. Monounsaturated fats account for more than half the fat calories in the Mediterranean diet. These fats don’t raise blood cholesterol levels the way saturated fat does.

Getting enough vitamin D is important to protect your bones and help prevent osteoporosis. If you don’t get enough of it via sunlight and food, the National Osteoporosis Foundation suggests you consider taking a supplement—but first make sure you’re not getting any vitamin D from other supplements, multivitamins, or medications you take.