Be heart smart
Eating for heart health is actually easier — and more delicious — than you might think. When you have a good plan and plenty of mouth-watering recipes, you’ll enjoy taking care of your heart. According to the FDA, diets rich in whole-grain foods and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Recipes, including one for Banana Bread (above) on C2.
Eateries may face food-allergy suits
People with severe food allergies can now tap federal disabilities litigation, leaving schools, restaurants and anyplace else that serves food more vulnerable to legal challenges over food sensitivities.
Institutions and businesses subject to the Americans With Disabilities Act could be open to lawsuits if they fail to honor requests by people with food allergies.
A settlement last month stemming from a lack of gluten-free foods available to students at a Massachusetts university could serve as a precedent for people with other allergies or conditions, including peanut sensitivities or diabetes.
Kraft’s Oscar Mayer brand has added 4-ounce bags of Turkey Bacon Bits to its line of 3-ounce bags of Real Bacon Bits; both are about the same price.