Your Healthy Tip for the Day
99 PROBLEMS: For 100 calories, you can eat 4.5 Hershey's Kisses, 29 M&Ms, 23 Skittles, 9 Whoppers, 8 Dots, 5 Starbursts, or 4 Tootsie Rolls.
REUTERS: Nestle USA to Remove Artificial Flavors, Cut Salt in Some Foods
"Nestle USA said on Tuesday it would remove artificial flavors and reduce salt by 10 percent in its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of this year. The move will include more than 250 products sold under the Digiorno, Tombstone, California Pizza Kitchen, Jack's, Hot Pocket and Lean Pockets brands. The company, a unit of Switzerland's Nestle SA (NESN.VX), said it would also provide tips on healthy eating on the packaging on these products." Read the full story.
YAHOO: A Mediterranean-Style Diet Can Lower The Risk of Death from Prostate Cancer
"According to a new American study, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer should favor a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fibers with less meat and dairy products in order to improve their chances of survival. A team of researchers from the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered that a healthy diet could increase one's chances of surviving prostate cancer. Men with prostate cancer who follow a 'Western' diet rich in animal proteins, dietary fats and dairy products have a 67% greater chance of dying, all causes combined." Read the full story.
MD: BPA in Canned Foods Less Common, but Still There
"At least a third of canned foods have the chemical BPA in their linings, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The report found that BPA, or bisphenol A, is less commonly used to line the inside of metal food cans today. Research has linked the chemical to several health problems. "Definitely the trend is moving away from BPA,'' says Renee Sharp, director of research at the EWG. 'But there is a long way to go.'" Read the full story.
WEB MD: Office Workers, On Your Feet!
"Desk jockeys should make a point to stand up for at least two hours during the workday in order to avoid the negative health consequences linked to too much sitting, new research suggests. Gradually break up periods of prolonged sitting until you're on your feet four hours a day, advises a panel of international experts. Aside from taking regular walks throughout the workday, desk-bound employees can opt for sit-stand desks or workstations that require them to stand." Read the full story.