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June 2012 Newsletter

What's New:

    • Safe sunscreens: Green buying guide

    • Is fortified food really good for you?

    • Four 'functional foods' worth trying

    • Health alert: Hidden caffeine in your food

    • Tasty toppings for bagels

    • Green product watch: Best dehumidifiers


Plus video: What's in those energy drinks?




Safe sunscreens: Green buying guide.
Consumer Reports' tests on the newest sunscreens reveal several brands that provide excellent protection against UVB and UVA radiation. But you'll need more than a sunscreen to stay safe.
How to protect your family.



Is fortified food really good for you?
The fastest growing trend in the food business is so-called 'functional foods' -- fortified foods that claim to improve your health. But those health claims in most cases are based on flimsy facts.
Get expert health advice.



Four 'functional foods' worth trying.
Some food that has been fortified, enhanced, or enriched to provide health benefits can cost a lot more than regular food. But is it worth the price?
Find the best fortified foods.



Health alert: Hidden caffeine in your food.
Most healthy adults can safely consume moderate amounts of caffeine. But some people need to use extra caution. The problem: Finding how much caffeine is hidden in foods isn't easy.
Where caffeine hides.



Tasty toppings for bagels.
Bagels aren't a bad nutritional choice. What you really need to watch out for are those toppings that can add hundreds of calories and fat.
Most nutritious toppings.



Green product watch: Best dehumidifiers.
Got that clammy feeling? In Consumer Reports' tests several energy efficient dehumidifiers could remove as much as 72 pints of water a day.
Find the best choices.
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