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Your Day in Health: June 24

What you need to know before you eat that Clif Bar.

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Your Day in Health: June 24

What you need to know before you eat that Clif Bar.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

PILE ON THE PEPPERS! A study found that daily doses of capsaicin, a compound found in hot peppers, boosted the loss of belly fat.

CNN: 14 Brands Of Bottled Water Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli

"The recall affects water bottled from June 10 through 18 in two Pennsylvania plants only. Bratskeir said those two facilities represent less than 3% of Niagara's overall volume. Niagara has issued instructions to consumers on its website on how to read the date on bottle labels to determine if water should be returned. Consumers won't find mainstream brand names on Niagara's recall list, which includes mostly store and generic labels: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-Eleven, Niagara, Nature's Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue and Wegman's." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: “Fitness” Foods May Cause Consumers To Eat More, Exercise Less

"Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. But according to a new study, such "fitness branding" encourages consumers to eat more of those foods and to exercise less, potentially undermining their efforts to lose or control their weight." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Getting Children To Embrace Healthy Food

"If the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods, a study shows. The method developed in the study can be used, the researchers say, to investigate how the appeal of school milk or whole-grain sandwiches can be increased." Read the full story.