Participating 7-Eleven stores will give free MiO Energy Black Cherry water enhancers while supplies last. "We're always looking to deliver on our guests' wants and have partnered with MiO for this free offer as a result," said 7-Eleven marketing vice president Nancy Smith.
Antioxidants called polyphenols, found in grapes, help organ function and may protect against developing metabolic syndrome, according to research from the University of Michigan. The animal study, reported at the Experimental Biology conference, found grape intake reduced inflammation and oxidative stress in tissues and helped the immune system regulate the heart, kidney and liver.
A new law in Suffolk County, N.Y., is the first in the nation to bar makers of energy drinks from marketing the products to minors. The ABA said it is "disappointed" with the law, noting, "the Legislature itself acknowledged that the bills were less about substance and more about sending a message. Public policy should be based of facts and science, and these Suffolk County laws are based on neither."
The Quinzee vending machine, in operation at locations throughout Israel, creates smoothies and other frozen drinks at the request of customers. The machines offer a choice of eight frozen drinks, including energy drink slushies, coffee-based smoothies and yogurt-based drinks.
Organic Apple Acai smoothie has been added to the menu at Smoothie King locations. The beverage, said to contain fewer than 360 calories, is "the first in what we hope to be an extended organic product line," said Cindy Kuhnau, co-founder and executive vice president.