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LYING ON A TOW BOARD BEHIND A JET SKI KAREN LOOKED LIKE A GLEAMING WHITE MERMAID

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to build new habits. After the indulgence of Christmas, it’s refreshing to ditch the starchy carbs and replace them with a wholegrain alternative to kickstart your new year training plan. They’re typically high in iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, B vitamins and dietary fibre and have been linked to lower the risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. It’s a perfect habit to build this year!
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