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Kraft to Drop Preservatives From Its Macaroni and Cheese
Per the NY Times: "Kraft Foods on Monday said it was revamping its macaroni-and-cheese meal to remove preservatives and synthetic colors. Kraft is battling sluggish demand as consumers shift to brands that are perceived as healthier. The company has also been targeted by consumer groups that want Kraft to stop using artificial food dyes." For the full story, click here.
Blue Bell Creameries Recalls All Products
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria." For the full story, click here.
A Diet Might Cut the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Researchers successfully tested a special diet they designed that appears to reduce the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study compared the so-called MIND diet with the popular, heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet, which is intended to help control high blood pressure. The MIND diet borrows significantly from the other two, and all are largely plant-based and low in high-fat foods. But the MIND diet places particular emphasis on eating 'brain-healthy' foods such as green leafy vegetables and berries, among other recommendations." For the full story, click here.
Chamomile Tea Linked To Lower Thyroid Cancer Risk
Per Reuters: "Consumption of chamomile tea was linked with a lower risk of thyroid cancer in a small Greek study. Researchers interviewed some Athens residents about their lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and found that people who reported drinking more chamomile tea over longer periods of time were less likely to develop thyroid malignancies or benign growths than those who didn't." For the full story, click here.
Overnight Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk In Women
Per Science Daily: "A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report researchers. Women who fasted for longer periods of time overnight had significantly better control over blood glucose concentrations. The data shows that each three hour increase in nighttime fasting was associated with a 4 percent lower postprandial glucose level, regardless of how much women ate." For the full story, click here.
Broccoli Sprout Could Help Prevent Cancer
Per Yahoo: "An extract from broccoli sprouts has been demonstrated to protect mice from oral cancer and was successfully tolerated when taken by a small group of human volunteers. It's said to be a safe, natural molecule that works by protecting the oral lining upon which oral cancers form. The next step, say members of the research team at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) where the experiment was conducted, is a human clinical trial for which they plan to recruit those at risk for head and neck cancer recurrence." For the full story, click here.
Forget The Martini Lunch, Sweatworking Mixes Business With Exercise
Per Reuters: "Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios. 'Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper level that wasn’t so sales-y,' said Sarah Siciliano, 32, an advertising executive who has been entertaining clients with workouts. 'A lot of sales jobs revolve around drinking.' Siciliano, who is based in New York City, considers taking her mostly female clients, who range in age from 22 to 52, to yoga, spinning, bootcamp and dance studios a great tool to develop relationships. 'If you can knock out a client event and your workout at the same time, why not?' Sweatworking began in the advertising world, but has spread to more traditionally conservative professions such as law and banking, according to Alexia Brue, co-founder of the wellness media company Well+Good." For the full story, click here.