June 2000 Issue
Are Juiced-Up Juices And Other "Functional Foods" Truly Healthful?
Orange juice and candy with added calcium for osteoporosis, margarine that lowers cholesterol, salad dressing to fight heart disease. These are among an array of new "functional foods" designed to supercharge an everyday diet. Virtually every major food manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has already introduced or is planning to introduce its own version of functional foods. Itís the fastest-growing segment of the food industry and estimates are that Americans already spend $10 to $20 billion a year, or 5% of
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