Colgate-Palmolive launched 1D Colgate MaxFresh toothbrushes and toothpaste in a co-branding effort with pop group One Direction, known for the song "What Makes You Beautiful." The products, available only in the U.S., "add some fun to teens' and tweens' brushing regimens," said Philip Durocher, vice president and general manager for U.S. oral care.
Wearing a pedometer is a good tool for promoting exercise and weight loss, and helps people be more accountable, fitness experts say. Pedometers are not always accurate, however, and their results can be skewed by body movements or placement.
Fall is a good time to fill up on apples, a healthy treat that is a good source of fiber, low in calories and can help boost satiety, nutritionist Mindy Athas writes. There are about 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the U.S., offering health benefits such as antioxidants, polyphenols to improve blood sugars and vitamin C.
Smart strategies for preparing Thanksgiving dinner for guests who may have food allergies or intolerances begin with vegetarian side dishes, which means not having to have a vegetarian main dish, registered dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman writes. She advises using lactose-free dairy products, as little wheat as possible in recipes and offering a gluten-free and nut-free pie for dessert.
Workers at the Clark County Food Bank in Washington state are observing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week by eating only what they can buy using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, which are about $4 per person per day and do not cover hot or prepared foods. Audrey Williams says she pulls recipes from the online SNAP recipe finder, and that one of the biggest challenges is only "buying what you are going to use."