Genetically Modified Purple Tomatoes: Antioxidant Goodness Or Too Weird To Eat?

Genetically Modified Purple Tomatoes: Antioxidant Goodness Or Too Weird To Eat?

Although it’s not entirely clear what exactly — if any — the added health benefits of antioxidants are, one thing that’s pretty clear is that consumers are going nuts for anything with labels touting ingredients with those antioxidizing powers. A new tomato genetically modified using an antioxidant pigment to make it purple is banking on those health-conscious consumers. [More]

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7-Up Will Stop Adding Vitamin E, Touting Antioxidant Benefits Of Sodas

Anyone banking on getting all those fresh vitamins and antioxidants from a daily dose of 7-Up will have to look elsewhere, like in actual fruits instead of the pictures of them on cans. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has agreed to stop adding vitamin E and not make claims that the drinks have antioxidants. [More]

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Snapple Sued Over Whether 7UP Gets Its Purported Antioxidants From Berries Or Not

While you might enjoy a 7UP now and again, you probably know you’re drinking a soda and not some sort of healthful elixir with magic antioxidants derived from a bunch of berries. But one advocacy group is suing Dr Pepper Snapple, the makers of varieties of 7UP, saying it’s misleading consumers about the health benefits of the beverage. [More]

The 10 Healthiest Beverages

The 10 Healthiest Beverages

If our article on America’s most unhealthy drinks left you confused and thirsty, Health Magazine has assembled a list of the 10 healthiest beverages. The list is primarily based on each beverage’s concentration of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are thought to neutralize free-radicals which can cause cell damage. One good rule of thumb is that fruit with a vivid color will be high in anti-oxidants. Be careful of over-consumption because many of the juices on the list contain a lot of natural sugar, so at some point you can mitigate a juice’s health benefits if you drink excessive amounts. Experts recommend drinking 1 to 2 six-ounce glasses of juice a day in combination with whole fruits for optimal health benefits. The list, inside…