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Healthy Eating Headlines & Articles: September 2012

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Highlights from our Summer Discussion Series

Junk the Junk Food on Your Road Trip: Packing for the road is challenging. A quick guide to help you keep junk food out of your road trip.

Smoothie with a Kick: Get a cold blast and a morning boost with this coffee banana smoothie.

 

Industry Headlines

Additive In Dairy Products Could Make You Sick

Carrageenan, a seaweed-derived ingredient, is used to produce a better texture in low-fat dairy products and dairy alternatives, even in some organic products. The Cornucopia Institute reported that the additive can cause digestive problems, and lead to harmful inflammation which is the underlying cause of many diseases including cancer.

New York Targets Energy Drink Industry

NY is investigating whether the energy-drink industry misleads consumers about the health value of its products, by potentially overstating the benefits of exotic ingredients and understating the role of caffeine. Energy drinks, with US sale growing 16% last year, are the fastest-growing products in the beverage sector. (source: Wall Street Journal)

 

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