The Checkup: The Fat-Burning Trace Mineral You’re Not Eating Enough Of

And more healthy reads to start your holiday weekend.

• Question: What do sesame seeds, cashews, soybeans, shiitake mushrooms, kale and summer squash all have in common? Answer: They are all great sources of copper, which, according to researchers, helps to break stored fat cells down and turn them into fuel for your body. Who knew? And according to dietary intake surveys, even though you only need a tiny bit of it per day, most Americans don’t get enough. [Runner’s World]

• Here, why you shouldn’t be fearful of everything processed. [Refinery29]

• Grab a friend, a lover or a family member and try to incorporate this 30-Day Partner Workout Challenge into your usual workout. You won’t be sorry. [fitness]

• Your throat is really sore and you happen to also have a weird bruise on the back of your left calf, so naturally you Google it. Suddenly, you’re positive you’re dying. Yeah, we’ve all been there. But Google is trying to improve their symptom search so you don’t think you’re dying all the time. [Vox]

• One more reason to take your lunch break: Apparently, skipping lunch can lead to bad breath. No, thanks! [Women’s Health]

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