In the News: Warning for Tea Drinkers, Starbucks Goes Green, Teen Weight Loss Surgery & More
From this week’s headlines: Starbucks ups their eco-friendly practices, more weekly food recalls, tips for creating dinner faster and weight loss surgery for teens.
If you’re a tea lover like me, you may want to read up on the findings from this new study. Although rich in antioxidants and lower in caffeine than coffee, tea contains compounds that block your body from absorbing iron -- definitely not good news since iron is the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S. No need to ditch tea altogether, but it’s probably best to stick to 1 to 2 cups a day max.
This week there is possible E.Coli in beef and salmonella in Dunkin Donut's Dunkaccino and hot chocolate drinks. A Colorado meat company recalled 380,000 pounds of steak and roasts -- don’t forget to check your freezer for the possibly tainted products. As for Dunkin’ Donuts, they stopped selling two of their popular drinks after a supplier's equipment tested positive for salmonella. And maybe it's a little off-color, but I read one of the funniest headlines about this story while researching: "America Gets the Runs on Dunkin." Ha!
The Canned Food Alliance recently launched Mealtime.org, a site aimed at helping us prep dinner faster and easier so we have more time to spend with loved ones at the table. The site gives step-by-step guidelines on how to makeover your kitchen -- from perking up the pantry to increasing counter space to smart shopping.