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GOOD-FOR-YOU NEWS, CUES AND REVIEWS
SUMM ER 2017
Which is healthier?
ANSWER: THAT DEPENDS.
With probiotics that promote good bacteria in your
gut and fewer grams of fat, froyo seems to tip the
scales. However, soft serve often beats out frozen
yogurt with less sugar and sodium.
Here's the cold, hard truth: You
need to be a sleuth. Low-fat,
fat-free and sugar-free versions
of both are available, so it depends
on which frozen yogurt you compare with which soft serve ice
cream. And, of course, toppings
pile on sneaky calories.
PHOTOS BY THINKSTOCK
If plain-old soap is good, the
antibacterial kind is better,
right? Not according to the
Food and Drug Administration,
which ruled in September
that most liquid, foam and
gel hand soaps, bar soaps
and body washes that contain
antibacterial ingredients can
no longer be sold.
At issue is the safety of
certain chemicals, including triclosan, which has been shown
in animal studies to alter the
way certain hormones work in
the body. Lab studies have also
raised red flags that the chemical might contribute to making
bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
So, while stores will soon
wash their hands clean of
antibacterial soaps, consumers can feel safe with a bit of
old-school wisdom: To prevent
getting sick and spreading
germs, just wash, rinse and
repeat with standard soap