‘Tis the season to save on P&G items
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble on Monday announced that it is adding in-pack coupons from various brands into specially marked products.
With more consumers looking for more bang for their buck this holiday season, P&G said its in-pack coupons can help consumers save on their holiday purchases. By buying such favorite brands as Crest 3D Whitestrips, Duracell, Gain and Mr. Clean through December, consumers can find big savings on other P&G brands. With 12 brands currently available with coupons found inside, savings can add up to $180 when combined, the company said.
In related news, P&G also is mailing special booklets to select savvy shoppers who have subscribed to P&G mailing programs.
Brand of cheese sold at Costco linked to E. coli infections
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A brand of cheese sold at Costco stores has been linked to E. coli infections in five states, the mass merchandise chain, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday.
The three said that customers should not eat Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda (pronounced “GHOW-duh”) cheese offered for sale and at cheese-sampling events at Costco Wholesale stores, and that customers who have purchased it should not eat it. As of Thursday, 25 people in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and California had been infected.
Most people with E. coli develop diarrhea and stomach cramps and recover within a week, but some may develop more severe infections, and rare cases of a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome can occur.
Study finds beet juice could improve blood flow to brain, safeguard against dementia
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A daily dose of beet juice may increase blood flow to the brain and keep the mind sharp, possibly helping to stave off dementia later in life, according to a new study.
Researchers at Wake Forest University found that beet juice is rich in nitrate, which the body converts into nitrite, a substance that helps open up blood vessels and improve blood flow. Nitrates also occur at high levels in celery, cabbage, spinach and some kinds of lettuce.
“One of the great things about nitrite is that it seems to head straight for the places that need more oxygen supplied by increased blood flow,” Wake Forest University Department of Health and Exercise Science professor and study investigator Gary Miller said in a statement. “I think these results are consistent and encouraging — that good diet consisting of a lot of fruits and vegetables can contribute to overall good health.”
Results of the study were published online in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Nitric Oxide Society.