Choles-Trol Control from Phyto Therapy, Inc. is a new, “advanced” formula with 800 mg of phytosterols plus several other agents that support heart health. Also part of the formula are vitamin B6 (10 mg), folate (400 mcg), vitamin B12 (100 mcg), policosanol (10 mg), odor-reduced garlic (500 mg), guggul extract (500 mg), chromium (200 mcg) and calcium (45 mg).

Sweetening the Deal

The sweeteners category is ever evolving as consumers’ desires transition from low-/no-calorie sweeteners to low-carb to all-natural and back again.

EdenEden Foods Foods introduces a line of four meatless chilies in bisphenol-A free cans. These nutritious chilis are made with local organic family farm beans, whole-grain quinoa, spelt, kamut and barley. Other high-quality ingredients include maitake and shiitake mushrooms from Japan and 100% organic vegetables and spices.

Candy CanesPure Fun offers USDA-certified organic candy canes. These treats are sweetened with organic brown rice syrup (which has a lower glycemic index than high-fructose corn syrup) and organic evaporated cane juice (which means the original nutrients of the sugar cane are in tact). the product contains only natural colors and flavors.
SRP: $3.99-$4.99 per 12-pack of candy canes, $14.50 per pound of mini canes

ClifClif Bar & Company now offers four flavors of Clif Quench, a sports drink that is 88% organic with 11 grams of carbs. The drink is intended to satisfy thirst and hydrate the body with four flavors: Fruit Punch, Orange, Lime-Ade and Strawberry Citrus.
SRP: $1.49 per 16 FL oz. bottle.
1610 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710-1715, www.clifbar.com

Simply AsiaSimply Asia debuts four single-use Stir-Fry flavors to spice up your meals at home. Toss in some veggies, meat, rice or noodles, then pour in the sauce and you’ll have an Asian-inspired meal in 10 minutes. Flavors include, Ginger Teriyaki, General Tsao, Spicy Kung Pao and Mandarin Orange.
SRP: $2.29 per pouch.

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