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Your Day in Health: October 5

This common snack can cut your risk of cancer! Plus, more of today's essential health news.

Your Day in Health: October 5
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Your Day in Health: October 5

This common snack can cut your risk of cancer! Plus, more of today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

Walking into your average supermarket is a lot like being a contestant on Jeopardy! Make a few mistakes and you’ll leave with an empty wallet—not to mention a lot of empty calories. Even the lowest-priced supermarket in your neighborhood is brimming with complete rip-offs—“health” foods that aren’t healthy. Here are just some of the foods you’re overpaying for, plus some weight loss-friendly swaps: The 10 Worst Supermarket Rip-Offs.

SCIENCE DAILY: Plum Good Health Benefits

“Researchers have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer.” Read full story.

For more of the healthiest snack ideas in the world, check out our roundup of the 50 Best Snacks for Weight Loss!

THE ATLANTIC: Portion Control Can Save 500+ Calories a Week

“Nutrition researchers have long suspected that serving food in small portions and on small plates helps people avoid weight gain. Most people don’t eat only to the point of satiety and no further. In fact, if Americans could eliminate large sizes from their diets entirely, Cochrane noted in an accompanying release, they would shave up to 527 calories off their daily food intake—enough to lose about a pound a week." Read full story.

Adjusting plates and portion sizes is only one of the 8 Ways to Flatten Your Belly Without Diet or Exercise!

REUTERS: Loud Noise Exposure Linked To Heart Disease Risk

“People with long-term exposure to loud noise at work or in leisure activities may be at increased risk of heart disease, a U.S. study finds.” Read full story.

YAHOO HEALTH: Aspen Foods Recalls 561,000 Pounds of Chicken Over Salmonella Fears

"More than 500,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken that appear 'ready to eat' from Aspen Foods are being recalled due to fears over Salmonella Enteritidis contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late last week. This recall is an extension of one that occurred earlier this summer." Read full story.