Even as dietitians are urging kids to give up soft drinks, another group of researchers is waiting in the wings with a replacement carbonated product called Fizzy Fruit™. Created by scientists at Oregon State University, the product is essentially fruit, such as apples and pears, that has been carbonated. According to the company’s website, Fizzy Fruits will soon be available in a store, school, movie theater or grocery store near you.
When first diagnosed with cancer, many people feel helpless about their ability to fight the disease. In addition to trying conventional therapies like radiation and chemotherapy, cancer victims can make some practical and proactive lifestyle changes to live longer and healthier lives.
Severe mineral and vitamin shortages are
the cause of a worldwide decrease in brainpower, says a report issued this past spring by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Micronutrient Initiative. To fix the problem, UNICEF is urging that foods for people in developing countries—even in places where food supplies are adequate—be fortified with nutrients such as soy and iron. The report says that as many as a third of the world’s people will not meet their
intellectual potential unless nutritional
deficiencies are prevented.
When it comes to calorie intake and longevity, less is proving to be more. Researchers recently compared 18 people who had followed a nutrition-dense, calorie-
restricted diet for an average of 6 years with 18 other participants of the same age who ate a typical American diet. The calorie-restricted group (CR) ate between 1,112