Science Finds Way To Add Probiotics, Fiber & Antioxidants To Your Hot Fudge Sundae

Science Finds Way To Add Probiotics, Fiber & Antioxidants To Your Hot Fudge Sundae

The other night, while I was going hog-wild on a pint of something containing fudge, peanut butter, sprinkles and unicorn horn, I thought to myself, “If only there could be some health benefit to eating this.” Now I find out that a food scientist at the University of Missouri is tantalizingly close to squeezing all sorts of goodness into the gobs of gluttony in my ice cream. [More]

Dannon To Pay $35 Million To Eaters Of Activia And DanActive Yogurts

Dannon To Pay $35 Million To Eaters Of Activia And DanActive Yogurts

The class-action lawsuit against Dannon alleging false advertising of their Activia and DanActive products has finally been settled. As you may recall (but probably don’t), the suit was filed back in January 2008, and accused the company of advertising yogurt-induced health benefits that may or may not actually exist.

Should You Give Your Kids Probiotic Pills?

Should You Give Your Kids Probiotic Pills?

Consumer Reports asked an expert’s opinion on probiotic supplements and live culture yogurt products geared especially toward kids. There’s preliminary evidence out there that says it can help relieve infants and toddlers suffering from diarrhea caused by antibiotics or gastrointestinal illnesses. But there’s also a chance the bacteria can cause illness in infants or those with weakened immune systems.