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Your Day in Health: October 13

Experts say you can save this much money by eating vegetarian. Plus, news about sitting vs. standing at work.

Your Day in Health: October 13
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Your Day in Health: October 13

Experts say you can save this much money by eating vegetarian. Plus, news about sitting vs. standing at work.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

Ensure your breakfast is as nutrient-packed as you’d like. If you’ve ever wondered what the best proteins, fruits and cereals are for breakfast, check out our new report on the 42 Best Breakfast Foods—Ranked!

MEDICAL DAILY: Whole Vs. Skim Milk: New Dietary Guidelines May Revert Back To Whole Milk

“The experts may retract what they’ve been saying all along, because recent research has shown consistently that nutrient-dense foods are healthier than the low-calorie alternatives. One cup of whole milk provides 150 calories along with 8 grams of fat (5 grams of saturated fat). For decades the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans have recommended swapping whole milk for 1 percent low-fat milk because it’s only 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat; or nonfat milk, which is only 80 calories with 0.5 grams of fat.” Read full story

Eat This, Not That! recommends eating full-fat foods for total health and weight loss. Check out our list of the 20 Best Full-Fat Foods for Weight Loss!

MEDICAL DAILY: A Vegetarian Diet Can Save You Around $750 Each Year

“Researchers compared the costs of two seven-day meal plans: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) My Plate meal plan, which includes meat, and a plant-based olive oil meal plan. They also determined serving sizes for vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. The USDA’s My Plate seven-day meal plan ended up costing $53.11 each week while the plant-based olive oil meal plan came out to $38.75. The vegetarian meal plan also offered around 25 more servings of vegetables, eight more servings of fruit, and 14 more servings of whole grains.”
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Find out why experts say veganism is the Most Effective Diet for Weight Loss!

YAHOO: Sitting No Worse For Health Than Standing: UK Study

“Sitting down is no worse for you than standing up as long as you take regular exercise, a British study said Monday, casting doubt on the health benefits of sit-stand work stations. Exeter University and University College London researchers followed more than 5,000 people over a 16-year period and their findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. "Any stationary posture where energy expenditure is low may be detrimental to health, be it sitting or standing," said Melvyn Hillsdon from Exeter's sport and health sciences department.” Read full story.

REUTERS: Wine At Dinner Safe, Possibly Beneficial In Diabetes

“A glass of red wine at dinner is safe and possibly beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes, a new trial suggests. People who followed a healthy diet and drank a glass of red wine at dinner for two years ended up with better HDL or “good” cholesterol and other good health-related factors than people on the same diet who drank mineral water, researchers found.” Read full story.