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What's New? Part-2

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          Diet Buddy - Monday, June 25, 2007

What's New? Part-2

Hi There Buddies...

Today we'll continue with our "new" foods list and hope-
fully you'll all get a chance to buy some of the ones that 
appeal to you and see what you think.

You know the people who put these new foods out there are 
always in search of better and faster ways to satisfy our 
taste buds and our lifestyles, but DO check things out for 
yourselves before purchasing anything, so you know what 
your eating.

So many of us just shop for foods without ever checking to 
see what the ingredients or the health benefits are.  Next 
time you're in your favorite store, take your food item and 
turn it around, take a close look at the back or side label 
and read what is says...if you're not sure, please let me 
know and we'll have a column on food labels to help everyone
understand the importance of doing this and to avoid diet 

Before we go on with Part-2 of our "What's New" foods, 
I'd like to share and encourage reader's questions from 
everyone, here, and in the forum...

From Cheryl...

With all the controversy today about our food and to be 
wary of cholesterol levels as well as sodium intake, I 
have never run across the amount that should be taken per 
day.  I have asked various people but they never know.  
A magazine at the Dr's office said 2,400 mg per day, max 
for sodium.  Is this correct?  What about cholesterol? I 
think an article from you on this subject would be 
appreciated...!  What about trans fats??  What is the 
safe level?? 

Thanks!!  Cheryl

Hi Cheryl...

I'm so guilty of not paying attention to this myself, but 
the recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences 
for sodium intake ranges from 120 mg/day for infants to 
500 mg/day for children and adults, to a maximum amount of 
2,400 to 3,000 mg/day or 6 to 7.5 grams of table salt/day. 
Individuals with hypertension should see their physician 
to determine if a sodium-restricted diet is appropriate 
for them.

Also the desirable level of "total cholesterol" according 
to the Mayo clinic is below 200 milligrams per deciliter 
(mg/dL).  Total triglycerides - below 150 mg/dL, HDL 
cholesterol - 45 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol - 130 to 159 mg/dL. 

There is really no "safe" amount of trans fats in our diets 
and the FDA will require food producers to list the grams 
of trans fats on labels with other nutrition facts from 
now on. 

These are all important items we should be looking for when 
purchasing products from the supermarket.  I hope this will 
help you and I most definitely will write some columns on 
these serious issues.

From Beverly...

I always enjoy your weekly articles.  I have been on Weight 
Watchers for nearly a year now and have lost seventy pounds.  
I was really paying close attention to the new products 
and was trying my best to figure out the points.  You 
stated that some of them were high in fiber but did not 
list the fiber content.  I realize most people don't care 
about that but you have to have that to figure out the 
points.  I hope you put it in part 2 of your series so I 
can see if I will be able to try the products or not. 

Thank you so much, Beverly 

Hi Beverly...

Congratulations on your very successful weight loss!!!
Unfortunately, the source (Prevention Magazine) does not 
state the fiber content for all, it only states what I have 
given you.  I do understand your dilemma and would suggest 
either going online and putting that particular product 
into the search engine to see what comes up, and then check 
to see if it contains a fiber content, or maybe just go 
into your favorite supermarket and check to see if the 
item is there on the shelves and look at the label.

I know Weight Watchers requires this information for their 
point system and I do hope this helps.  

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OUR PRICE: $7.99

Dryer Balls are the safe, natural, easy way to soften 
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The unique design relaxes the fibers during the drying 
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As they tumble around in the dryer they lift and separate 
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Use them over and over again and they last for years! Each 
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New Calcium Boosters!

Three servings of milk a day help build strong bones; these 
dairy-case products go further, keeping your gut healthy 
and waist trim, too.

14. Dannon DanActive Immunity...

Probiotics that promise to ease digestion and boost 
immunity are one of the hottest food trends this year. 
This tasty dairy drink - which is available in five 
flavors - is an easy way to down more than 10 billion 
live bacterial cultures.
Per serving - 90 cal, 1.5 g fat, up to 45 mg sodium

15. Breakstone's and Knudsen LiveActive Cottage Cheese...

Get the same benefits of probiotic yogurt - without the 
yogurt.  This is the first cottage cheese product to 
contain insulin - prebiotic soluble fiber that serves as 
a food source for the good bacteria in your digestive 
system and helps relieve bloating, gas, and irritability. 
Some studies have shown that inulin may also help your body 
absorb calcium better. 
Per serving - 90 cal, 2 g fat, 380 mg sodium

16. Lightfull Satiety Smoothie...

The 5 to 6 g of fiber and 6 g of protein in this thick and 
tasty drink will keep you feeling fuller longer - and for 
so few calories.  (Available in four flavors.)
Per serving - up to 100 cal, up to 1 g fat, up to 240 mg 

Fruits & Veggies Made Easy!

All the nutrients you want from fresh produce - minus the 
scrubbing, peeling, chopping, slicing, dicing, and cooking. 

17. E4B 100% Fruit Puree...

Made with no additives or preservatives, you can eat it 
right out of the package or use it to make smoothies and 
sorbets. Available in five flavors: Mango, Kiwi, Blueberry 
Raspberry, Strawberry Banana, and surprising Pear Caramel.
Per serving - 70 cal, 0 g fat, up to 15 mg sodium

Retail Price: $9.99
Deal Price: $2.99 or $3.98 for two

Don't pay those high TV or Store prices, get the All 
Purpose Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth for less than cost!

Perfect for mobile devices, eyeglasses, cameras, computer 
screens and delicate surfaces, the All Purpose Micro-Fiber 
Cleaning Cloth/Mitt removes smudges and fingerprints with-
out scratching. 

It's safe on all surfaces and super durable! Grab one for
just $2.99 or save more and get two (2) for just $3.98. 
Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth

18. Melissa's Peeled Baby Red Beets...

A big thanks to Melissa's for taking the time and mess out 
of making these low-cal, fat-free veggies.  An excellent 
source of cell-boosting vitamin B, the ruby reds are pre-
pared, steamed, and vacuum-sealed - ready to slice and toss 
in a salad or nuke and serve as a nutrient-rich side dish.
Per serving - 40 cal, 0 g fat, 30 mg sodium

19. Pacifica Culinaria Avocado Oil...

Plain or infused with flavor, this all-natural avocado 
oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, low in 
saturated fat, and provides the perfect blend for both 
dressings and high-temperature grilling and sauteeing.
Per serving - 120 cal, 14 g fat, 0 mg sodium

Healthy Dinners In Minutes!

Some ready-made meals are loaded with fat and calories; 
others, like the ones below, are just as quick, just as 
tasty, but so much better for you.

20. Laura's Lean Beef Pot Roast Au Jus...

This low-fat refrigerated entree puts a tender, ultralean 
roast on the table in as little as 5 minutes.  (Bonus; 
It's made with beef that was raised without the use of 
anti-biotics or growth hormones.)
Per serving - 110 cal, 4 g fat, 380 mg sodium

21. Seeds of Change Spicy Yucatan Frijoles & Vegetables...

A flavorful and super-colorful blend of smoked tofu, 
poblano chiles, roasted corn, brown rice, and black beans 
- this frozen meal is light on saturated fat (only 0.5 g) 
but loaded with 10 g of fiber and 14 g of protein.
Per serving - 340 cal, 5 g fat, 680 mg sodium

22. Kashi Southwest Style Chicken...

Grilled chicken marinated in lime juice, olive oil, and 
cumin over seven-grain rice, fire-roasted onions and corn, 
and green and red bell peppers get you one delicious frozen 
dinner with 6 g of fiber.
Per serving - 240 cal, 5 g fat, 680 mg sodium

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Good-For You Beverages!

Soda is the number one source of added sugars in the United 
States.  Can it for these healthier thrist quenchers.

23. Luna Elixir...

All-natural, portable, and available in four exotic fruit 
flavors, just add water to these powdered drink mixes to 
sip on 15 essential vitamins and minerals, including 
calcium, iron, and energizing B vitamins.
Per serving - 50 cal, 0 g fat, 30 mg sodium

24. Hint...

Pure water with a hint (get it?) of natural flavors, 
including Cucumber, Peppermint, Raspberry-Lime, and Pear. 
No sugar, no calories, no boredom!
Per serving - 0 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium

25. Redbridge Beer...

This rich, full-bodied brew is the first lager made with 
sorghum, a safe grain for people allergic to wheat or 
barley.  Good news for those who follow a wheat or gluten-
free diet and the more than 2 million Americans with celiac 
disease who now have suds they can sip too.
Per serving - 174 cal, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium


So if the foods you're eating now have become a bit routine 
and boring, why not give some of these healthy and tasty 
sounding foods a try.

Have a great week everyone !!!

Disclaimer:  Since I am not a medical professional any 
statements in this column are strictly based on research I 
have done and should not be misconstrued as medical advice. 


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