Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

SLIMMING SMARTS; Be Smart; Reduce Your Belly Size Prevention Magazine Reported That Belly Fat Equals Smaller Brains and a Higher Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Another Smart Reason to Lose Weight

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

SLIMMING SMARTS; Be Smart; Reduce Your Belly Size Prevention Magazine Reported That Belly Fat Equals Smaller Brains and a Higher Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Another Smart Reason to Lose Weight

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Byline: Joy Batteh-Freiha

BAKING BETTER BREAD

Kudos to Pepperidge Farm! The bread maker is baking a new breed of breads these days that still include the wholesome goodness of grains, but with a little less salt.

Since September 2008, Pepperidge Farm has reduced sodium in more than one-third or 17 varieties of their sliced breads. By February, Pepperidge Farm has committed to lowering the sodium content by 25 percent in 80 percent or 69 varieties of their products. Also, Pepperidge Farms cites that nearly two dozen of their breads are certified by the American Heart Associaton as heart healthy and are labeled with the organization's heart check mark.

DISPOSING OF MEDICATIONS

In most cases, drugs shouldn't be flushed down the toilet. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that you:

- Properly dispose of medications in your household trash - Remove medications from the original container and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as cat-box filler or used coffee grounds. …

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