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Bits and Bites will feature some of today’s food and nutrition related news and tips from around the world.
Top Cancer-Fighting Foods (WebMD)
Of course, no single food can eliminate cancer, but a diet pattern of certain healthful nutrients can put the ball in your court for reducing the risk. Topping the list of this 20 page slideshow are fruits and vegetables (of course), particularly those colorful ones such as dark leafy greens and antioxidant rich berries.
10 Ways to Save at the Supermarket (Eat This, Not That)
One of the top reasons people give for not eating healthy is the cost of fresh foods. While I completely understand the need for budgeting, keep in mind that the average American spends 10% of their income on food, but may spend as much as 15-20% on medical expenses related to chronic disease treatment. Use this guide to help navigate the grocery store for the best deals.
Top Ten Reasons to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables (Fruits & Veggies More Matters)
While we are encouraged to eat between 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, only about a third of Americans actually meet this goal. This website offers tips on how to get in more fruits and veggies every day and about the importance of “eating the rainbow”.
Beware of the 100-Calorie Snack Pack (EmpowHER)
The 100-calorie packs were introduced in an effort to actually make portioning out an appropriate amount of food easier. However, there still are reasons to avoid these convenience foods. For one, junk food is junk food, even if it is in a cute little package.
Food of the Week: Spinach (The World’s Healthiest Foods)
Popeye can’t be wrong – spinach is a superfood! Learn all about the nutritional benefits of this leafy green. Also try out this Warm Spinach Salad with Tuna recipe.
10 Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Trying to Lose Weight (MSN Health and Fitness)
We know that you are trying to be supportive and helpful, but sometimes words can hurt even if they weren’t meant to. Use this guide from Caring.com to choose words appropriately.
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