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So, Um...Where are They Already?

On January 14, our friends at Frito Lay promised to have their brand new soy-tastic low carb Doritos out by spring. It's May, people. Spring started over six weeks ago, and still no low carb nacho-flavored triangles are on the shelves at our local markets. Where are our beloved Doritos Edge chips? The company insists the new fiber-filled munchies will be available nationwide this month. The Doritos web site merely offers up video clips from Nelly Furtado and not a peep about their "de-carbed" snacks. As always, we'll keep you posted.
Out of the Frying Pan & Into the Oven?

KFC, the chain formerly known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is the next to join the ranks of fast food joints trying to "health-up" (yes, another new phrase we coined) their menus. Responding to weak sales, the Colonel is now changing his tune. As of May 10, he'll de-emphasize chicken cooked with that fatty goo coating and hawk (get it?) a new menu full of salads, wraps and more. These new light options will feature lean oven roasted chicken breast. Impressive! Soon maybe everybody will need a little KFC.
Wendy's Says Buh Bye to Buns

Jumping on the low-carb bandwagon, Wendy's is test-marketing bunless burgers in six cities. Instead of pushing the "lettuce bun" we've heard so much about as of late, the freckled redhead will introduce a new line of burgers and chicken items that are served on a bed of romaine lettuce, topped with slices of tomato and red onion (can you say salad?). Instead of fries, Wendy's will serve their new bunless sandwiches (salads) with, um, a side caesar salad. Let's just hope they remember to remove the croutons from that baby before they tout it as "low carb." Test markets include Tulsa, Virginia Beach, Salt Lake City, Kansas City , St. Joseph, and Wichita.
News for the Distracted

Don't blame MTV for your short attention span, ladies. A new study suggests that a diet deficient of iron could be the cause of your lack of ability to concentrate or focus. A Penn State study showed that women who were iron-deficient performed way worse on memory and attention tests than women with diets rich in iron. The solution? An iron supplement is all it takes to correct the problem. If you avoid eating beef, oysters, soybeans or other foods rich in the mineral, you may want to look into an over-the-counter option (that is, of course, if you're still reading this).


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