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2011-06-02 06:00:00

BALTIMORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strongly worded recommendation, a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued May 31st advises that children and adolescents should not be given energy drinks or sodas with caffeine. The report also states that children should only be given sports drinks that contain electrolytes on a limited basis when engaged in "prolonged vigorous sports activity." Instead, the report recommends that water should be the primary source of...

2011-05-30 00:00:29

After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After Sun Skin Care products. North Garden, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 Garden of Eve Kicks off this summer with a June "ËœAfter Sun Skin Care Duo Special.' After Sun Skin Care is the most important warm weather skin care. These are a vacation must have items. Be sure to pack your hat, your sun screen and mostly your After...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One-hundred percent grapefruit juice - a dieter's friend? A new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, concluded that enjoying a pre-meal snack of grapefruit, grapefruit juice or water as part of a reduced-calorie diet can be part of an effective weight loss strategy for obese adults.(1) Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit, about a half-cup (4.5 ounces) of 100 percent grapefruit...

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2011-04-13 09:27:24

'KinnowLS' is university's eighth citrus variety developed in past 10 years Juicy. Extremely Sweet. Visually attractive. Easy to peel. Low seeded. These are the fine qualities that mark 'KinnowLS,' the latest citrus variety released by researchers at the University of California, Riverside. Large-sized for a mandarin, the fruit has an orange rind color. The rind is thin and extremely smooth. The 10-11 segments in each fruit are fleshy and deep orange in color. 'KinnowLS' (the LS is short for...

2011-04-12 08:15:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunkist Growers is creatively "peeling back" layers about citrus favorites through a three-part, original web series and consumer sweepstakes. World class chef Robert Danhi, and fourth generation Sunkist grower Mark Gillette give audiences a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of a working Central California grove, showcasing why oranges, grapefruit and lemons pack a nutritious and delicious punch. The educational series premieres worldwide in...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange juice may do more for your diet and overall health than you may think, according to seven new studies presented this week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2011. A new study suggests that adults who drink 100 percent orange juice tend to have better overall diet quality, higher intake of key nutrients and less risk of being overweight than adults who don't drink orange juice. (1) Additionally, the research suggests that children who drink...

2011-01-25 13:26:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help consumers make smarter food choices that will lead to improved heart health, Sunkist Growers has teamed up with Lowes Foods to launch the "Healthy New You" promotion from January 26 through February 22, 2011. Exclusively for Lowes shoppers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, the "Healthy New You" in-store promotion will provide consumers with the latest information on healthier eating and will feature...

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2011-01-18 10:45:53

Researchers find evidence of origins of orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, other citrus species Citrus species are among the most important fruit trees in the world. Citrus has a long history of cultivation, often thought to be more than 4,000 years. Until now, however, the exact genetic origins of cultivated citrus such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lemon (C. limon), and grapefruit (C. paradisi) have been a mystery. A team of researchers from China has published a study in the Journal of...

2010-12-08 07:07:00

BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking orange juice every day may have important heart health benefits. A recent study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming about two cups of 100 percent orange juice every day for one month significantly lowered diastolic blood pressure among men who were slightly overweight, but otherwise healthy.(1) Improvements also were seen in other indicators of cardiovascular health, notably better...

2010-11-10 15:16:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida orange juice unveils its partnership with entertainment journalist Nancy O'Dell just as CBS Television Distribution announced she will serve as the new co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight in 2011 after Mary Hart's final season. Florida orange juice has teamed up with the celebrity mom as she launches her Album of Hope Initiative with Creative Memories to inspire families to make the most of their mornings. O'Dell will offer a glimpse...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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