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Your Day in Health: August 28

Eating these foods boosts your total health as much as quitting smoking or getting exercise, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: August 28

Eating these foods boosts your total health as much as quitting smoking or getting exercise, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

DAMN YOU, JIMMY FALLON! Staying up late can lead to an additional 2 pounds a month in weight gain, says Northwestern U study.

Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest Breads Recalled Over Glass Fragments

"Certain bread products under six brands – including Nature’s Harvest, Kroger, and Sara Lee — are being recalled due to possible presence of glass fragments. The glass came from a broken light bulb at one of the Bimbo Bakeries USA bakeries, which produces the products. There have already been three reports of small glass pieces being found on the outside of the bread, but fortunately no injuries have been linked with the recall." Read the full story.

NY TIMES: School Lunches Becoming Healthier, Statistics Indicate

"The humble school lunch, that staple of most every American child’s diet, has become healthier. That was the conclusion of a federal report released Thursday that showed that the nutritional profile of school meals in the United States had improved substantially since higher government standards went into effect in 2012. Nearly 80 percent of schools offered two or more vegetables per meal in 2014, the data showed, up from 62 percent in 2000. Two or more fruits were offered in about 78 percent of schools, up from 68 percent in 2000. About a third of schools now have salad bars." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: High Protein Foods Boost Cardiovascular Health, As Much As Quitting Smoking Or Getting Exercise

"A new study published today reveals that people who eat high levels of certain amino acids found in meat and plant-based protein have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness. And the magnitude of the association is similar to those previously reported for lifestyle risk factors including salt intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking." Read the full story.

Related: 25 Best High-Protein Snacks in America

SCIENCE DAILY: Interrupting Sitting With Walking Breaks Improves Children’s Blood Sugar

"Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar compared to continuously sitting, according to a new study." Read the full story.