Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Minty Fresh: One study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine found that people who sniffed peppermint every two hours lost an average of 5 pounds a month!
AP: Kraft's Capri Sun to Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup
"Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. The company says the change will apply to its original Capri Sun drinks, and that the number of calories will go down to 50 per pack, from 60. The reformulated Capri Sun drinks started shipping to retailers this week and should start appearing on shelves nationally in coming weeks, the company said." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Food Companies Aim to Reinvent Diet Foods to Stay Relevant
"U.S. consumers are shifting away from weight-management foods, forcing companies ranging from Kellogg Co to Nestle SA to change ingredients and focus their marketing on different health benefits as sales slip. Food companies are grappling with how to market brands such as Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Special K, and come out with new products tailored to changing tastes. These days, companies say, consumers care more about ingredients that are simple to understand than they do about counting calories. They also want more ethnic flavors, as well as foods that are higher in protein and gluten-free." Click here to read the full story.
CNN: The Great American Sleep Recession
"Chances are you're sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation is such a rampant problem that last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. Teenagers may be suffering the most. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health called the problem 'The Great Sleep Recession' in a new study published in the journal Pediatrics." Click here to read the full story.
WEB MD: Even Moderate Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
"Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds. The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn't lead to greater reductions in heart risk." Click here to read the full story.