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Your Day in Health: August 24

You'll never guess what the healthiest food at this state fair is, and more of your daily health news.

Your Day in Health: August 24
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Your Day in Health: August 24

You'll never guess what the healthiest food at this state fair is, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

STARBUCKS SECRET: Each morning swap your latte for a non-fat misto and save at least 150 calories—or 15 lbs a year!

SCIENCE DAILY: Local Food Movement Rooted In Relationships And Values

"According to a new study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called 'locavores' are also driven to eat locally grown produce and meat because their commitment to do so makes them feel a part of something greater than themselves — a community that shares their passion for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable environment." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Diabetes Linked To Bone Health

"A link between diabetes and bone health has been found by researchers. Clinical trials have revealed a startling elevation in fracture risk in diabetic patients, the investigators note." Read the full story.

WEB MD: Parents Don't See Kids' Stress Signs

"Children are showing signs of stress as early as grade school, but their parents are not seeing it, suggests a national survey by WebMD. At the same time, a majority of parents say that personally, they’re very stressed. Nearly 1 in 5 parents surveyed rated their own stress levels at a maximum '10 out of 10,' and more than half (57%) said their stress was at 7 or higher. But they considered their children to be under very little stress: 60% of parents rated their kids’ stress at 4 or below." Read the full story.

NPR: Eating Healthy At The Iowa State Fair Means Salad On A Stick

"Of course, the fair is better known for food choices that take eating meat on a stick to the extreme. Like one of this year's new foods: the Bacon Brisket Bomb, at the Rib Shack stand. It's a concoction made of ground brisket 'infused with a white pepper cheese, fresh salsa, jalapenos, a little bit of onion, and it's bacon wrapped and smoked for three hours, and then it's glazed with our sweet chili barbecue sauce — and it's all gluten free,' says the Rib Shack's Joni Bell." Read the full story.