HEALTHY LIVING TIP OF THE DAY
By Melanie Douglass, R.D., NASM
Author: Tip-a-Day Guide to Healthy Living
(Deseret Book, 2007)
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Every food choice you make influences your health. Even the little 100 calorie choices. Take a look at the table below, it’s shocking how much more you can eat when you stick to fresh fruits and vegetables! Whole grains are healthy for sure, but usually a concentrated source of calories, but when eaten in small portions, even those whole grains add up to a lot more value for your calorie budget.
What would you choose for 100 calories?
|#1||10 cups leafy
|4 Hershey kisses|
|#2||2 cups watermelon||10 M&Ms|
|#3||25 sticks of
|4 hard candies|
|#4||5 cups of
|1/3 of a piece
of 1/8 of a pie
|#5||5 whole tomatoes||1/2 small sugar
|#6||2 cups of
|1 7/8 squares
|#7||3 cups popcorn||2 1/2 pieces of
|#8||3/4 cup whole
sunflower seed kernels
|#9||42 baby carrots||4 saltine
|#10||3 cucumbers||1/3 cup ice cream|
© 2007 Melanie Douglass, Deseret Book