Get Your Bang!

Have you ever found yourself looking only at the calories ON the box and not really caring what’s actually IN the box? As a society, we’ve become obsessed with how many calories we’re taking in, but rarely do we question the quality of those calories.

Have you ever found yourself looking only at the calories ON the box and not really caring what’s actually IN the box? As a society, we’ve become obsessed with how many calories we’re taking in, but rarely do we question the quality of those calories. 

We consume pounds and pounds of those “100-calorie” snacks that translate to pounds and pounds of empty calories – which by the way, means extra pounds on you, too! When we eat these highly processed, low-fiber foods, we never feel satisfaction. This means that we’re hungry all the time and searching for the next snack – eventually we end up overeating on something that has way more than 100 calories. 


Start today on getting “bang for your nutritional buck.” Choose foods that are high in nutrients, yet low in calories (like carrots).  You’ll notice that you no longer need to count calories, and in the process, you’ll lose weight and decrease your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. Wouldn’t that taste better than a 100-calorie snack?

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.