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In Search for the Perfect Sugar Substitute

Researchers discover a new sugar that your body won't turn into calories, and more of your daily health news.

News

In Search for the Perfect Sugar Substitute

Researchers discover a new sugar that your body won't turn into calories, and more of your daily health news.

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SHOCKING: The average piece of chicken has 266% more fat than it did in 1971, while its protein content dropped one-third.

NPR: In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

"This year, his company launched its latest gift to your sweet tooth. It's called allulose. "This is a rare sugar. A sugar that's found in nature," Harrison explains. Chemically speaking, it's almost identical to ordinary sugar. It has the same chemical formula as fructose and glucose, but the atoms of hydrogen and oxygen are arranged slightly differently. And that slight difference means that my body won't turn this sugar into calories." Read the full story.

WSJ: Water, Water Everywhere—In Bottles

"Meanwhile, dozens of smaller, high-end specialty-water brands with names like Real Water, People Water and HappyWater have begun flooding the market. They are backed by investors of all types who are trying to create higher margins with new bottle designs, exotic minerals and elaborate tales of provenance. Eternal’s label faces inward so shoppers view it through water, filtered by limestone, quartzite and sandstone from the Allegheny Mountains. Karma Wellness Water’s cap injects seven vitamins when you’re ready to drink. Other startups pitch birch water, maple water and cactus water." Read the full story.

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NY TIMES: Burger King To McDonald’s: Let’s Make A ‘McWhopper’

"In full-page ads running in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Burger King, a perennial also-ran in the burger races, has asked McDonald’s, its battered but still potent archrival, to join forces. The goal? To operate one restaurant for one day staffed by employees of both companies and selling a burger called the McWhopper, a blend of the Big Mac and the Whopper, the best-selling burgers at McDonald’s and Burger King. Sales proceeds would be donated to Peace One Day, a nonprofit group seeking to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 for the opening of its annual meeting." Read the full story.