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An Old Friend in Disguise!
An Old Friend in Disguise!
Spotted on Shelves...

Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations - Shhhh... here's a little secret! This stuff is actually Reduced Fat Crescent Roll dough -- without the seams. So basically you get one giant flaky sheet of dough instead of eight tear-apart triangles. 1/6th of the package has 120 calories, 6g fat, 16g carbs, <1g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 3*). Look for it in the fridge section.

New G2 and Gatorade Tiger Focus - Gatorade's 25-calorie-per-cup electrolyte beverage G2 now comes in three new flavors -- Blueberry-Pomegranate, Strawberry-Kiwi, and Lemon-Lime. Also, Gatorade's line endorsed by Tiger Woods has just been reformulated and renamed Tiger Focus -- it now offers 25-calorie options, too. G2 is packed with B vitamins, and Tiger Focus promises to enhance concentration. These are great if you work out a lot but aren't into over-caloried sports drinks. Heads up -- there are a few 8-oz. servings per bottle. BTW, we like the True Force (a.k.a. blue watermelon) Focus drink best.

Cabot Reduced Fat Natural Cheeses - Cabot knows cheese, people! The company's 50% Reduced Fat block cheeses come in Sharp Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Cheddar with Omega-3 DHA, and Jalapeño Cheddar -- an ounce (a 1-inch cube) has 70 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, and 8g protein (POINTS® value 2*). There's also a 75% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar version with 60 calories, 2.5g fat, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, and 9g protein (POINTS® value 1*) per ounce. Click here to find a store near you that carries Cabot, or click here to order online. (Pssst... there are 3/4-oz. mini bars of 50% Light Cheddar with a POINTS® value of 1* each!)
Do Low-Carb Diets Hurt Your Brain?!

A recent study out of Tufts University has found that diets low in carbs could actually impair your memory. The study looked at two groups -- one on a practically carb-free diet and the other on a balanced low-calorie diet. The low-carb group performed worse on tests measuring memory-related skills. Researchers explain that since the brain runs primarily on glucose (which comes from carbs), low-carb diets can affect your ability to learn and remember things. And while the low-carb dieters did rank higher when it came to attention skills and task-oriented tests, experts chalk that up to the fact that they had more protein and fat in their diets. The low-carb group members showed improvement about a week after adding carbs back to their plates. Sooooo, what have we learned here? EAT A WELL-BALANCED DIET! Doy. And get your carbs from high-fiber healthy stuff like fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
Carbs Are Our Friends!
Carbs Are Our Friends!
Healthy Food Is Preeeetty!
Healthy Food Is Preeeetty!
America's Healthiest Grocery Stores! Do You Shop There?

Health magazine recently put together a list of the healthiest supermarket chains in America. Here are the winners...

1. Whole Foods (279 stores in 38 states)

2. Safeway (1,700+ stores nationwide)

3. Harris Teeter (176 stores in the Southeast)

4. Trader Joe's (300+ stores in 26 states)

5. Hannaford (165+ stores in the Northeast)

6. Albertsons (529 stores in the West)

7. Food Lion (1,300 stores in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic)

8. Publix (952 stores in the Southeast)

9. Pathmark (141 stores in the Mid-Atlantic)

10. SuperTarget (239 stores in 21 states)

To read more, click here. And if you don't have any of these stores where you live, don't be bummed! You can still seek out healthy products and fresh foods pretty much anywhere.
The Buzz...

A new cologne called Flame has arrived, courtesy of our pals at Burger King. The scent will have guys smelling like juicy Whoppers with just a single spritz. Soooo, if you want your man to smell flame-broiled and meaty, click here. What's next? Big Mac bath oil? KFC shampoo? AAAAAAHHHH! As scary as Flame sounds, we're oddly eager to sniff it. It's selling FAST, so check back often if it's out of stock! ***Just a heads up. If you're one of those people who hates ALL artificial sweeteners and loves stevia, YOU are in luck. Now that the FDA has declared the natural, zero-calorie sweetener safe for use in foods and beverages, it's hitting the mainstream. Packets of Truvia natural sweetener (a blend of stevia and erythritol) can already be found on supermarket shelves. (We tried 'em. They're not bad.) And PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and a bazillion other beverage companies are about to launch soft drinks sweetened with stevia -- but will they taste as good as Coke Zero? ***Oooooh, a contest! Want a chance to win FREE Birds Eye Steamfresh Meals for Two for a whole YEAR? Click here to find out how. ***How'd you like to help build a new food database of info and recipes (sort of like a Wikipedia of food)? Check out Foodista. And have fun! That's all we've got. HG out!
Remember... December is National Eggnog Month. Coming up tomorrow -- OUR BRAND-NEW RECIPE for Pumpkin-licious Nog. Mmmmmmmmmm!
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