Consuming "good" fat may help trim body fat in older obese women with Type 2 diabetes, research suggests. Study participants receiving supplements with safflower oil or conjugated linoleic acid saw positive changes in their body composition over the course of four months.
A black-cherry lime version of Vitaminwater will be available nationwide in March after the flavor took the most votes in a Facebook promotion, the Flavorcreator Lab. Facebook users can now design the label and craft the copy for the Glaceau brand.
Parents can help children during Halloween by feeding them nutritious meals before trick-or-treating and also safely storing some of the candy for a later date. The NCA offers storage tips for chocolates, lollipops and soft candies.
Consumers of specialty foods -- nearly half of the population in the U.S. -- are most commonly looking for coffees, cheeses, chocolates and olive oils from that category, according to an industry group. "They might just be purchasing a nice coffee or a nice cheese, or some chocolates, rather than purchasing across a lot of categories," said an executive with that group.
Kathy Kohout, a former business analyst, is now selling her Sweet Goddess Chocolates at specialty shops in the Minneapolis area. Despite the economy, Kohout expects to add part-time employees and move into a commercial kitchen to produce her handmade toffees and peppermint bark candies.