Trop50 teams up with Giuliana Rancic to share summer tips
CHICAGO Tropicana Trop50 has teamed up with E! News host and fashion expert Giuliana Rancic to share 50 tips for looking and feeling great this summer.
The tips, which can be found on Trop50’s Web site, offer consumers tips to be healthy and feel great this summer. Trop50 — which comes in several varieties — features half of the calories and sugars, but includes a full day’s supply of vitamin C and is a good source of antioxidant vitamin E.
“I’m turning up the heat on summer style and fun,” said Rancic. “Trop50’s new bold flavors, Pomegranate Blueberry and Pineapple Mango, offer more of what you want like great taste and important nutrients, and less of what you don’t like sugar and calories. Most of us would like to strike this type of a balance all areas of our lives, especially during swimsuit season.”
Planters introduces Flavor Grove line
EAST HANOVER, N.J. Planters has launched a new flavorful line of nuts.
Flavor Grove — which features nuts roasted with herbs, spices, and a variety of flavors — are beginning hit store shelves. Flavor Grove is the first Planters line of nuts to feature skinless almonds, Planters said. New almond varieties include sea salt and olive oil; nautrally-flavored chili lime and cracked pepper with onion and garlic. Flavor Grove cashew varieties include nautrally-flavored chipotle and sea salt and cracked pepper.
“People are looking for authentic and intriguing flavors and the snack aisle is no different,” said Jason Levine, senior director marketing for Planters. “And with Flavor Grove, we’re offering wholesome snacks that deliver all the great taste and quality people expect from Planters.”
Planters Flavor Grove almonds are available in 6 oz. stand-up bags and 1.5 oz. single serve pouches. The 6 oz. package retails for $3.49 suggested retail price, while the 1.5 oz. pack retails for 99 cents.
Cutting sweetened beverages from diet may reduce blood pressure
DALLAS A new study published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, found that cutting sugar-sweetened beverages from one’s diet may lower blood pressure.
Using data of 810 adults, ages 25 to 79 years, with prehypertension (between 120/80 and 139/89 mm Hg) and stage I hypertension (between 140/90 and 159/99 mm Hg ) who participated in the PREMIER study, an 18-month behavioral intervention study with a focus on weight loss, exercise, and a healthy diet as a means to prevent and control high blood pressure. At the start of the study, the participants drank an average 10.5 fluid ounces of sugar-sweentened beverages/day, equivalent to just under one serving. At the study’s conclusion, average consumption had fallen by half a serving/day and both systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure significantly had declined.
“Our findings suggest that reducing sugar-sweetened beverages and sugar consumption may be an important dietary strategy to lower blood pressure and further reduce other blood pressure-related diseases,” said Liwei Chen, Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health and lead author of the study. “It has been estimated that a 3-millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) reduction in systolic blood pressure should reduce stroke mortality by 8% and coronary heart disease mortality by 5%. Such reductions in systolic blood pressure would be anticipated by reducing sugar-sweetened beverages consumption by an average of 2 servings per day.”
The PREMIER trial was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The present study is supported in part from the School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Science Center and from the Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.