KEEPING YOUR BODY HEALTHY: Health, Nutrition and Random Stuff Mental Appetizers from Four Points Catering October, 2018 THE BENEFITS OF INFUSED BEVERAGES—Infused (formerly called detox) drinks in the form of smoothies, teas, flavored water and other beverages are getting a lot of attention. Are the claimed benefits real? Health and nutrition experts say drinking beverages infused with fruits, veggies and herbs is OK (especially if they replace high-sugar drinks). The proven benefit is additional
BONKERS ABOUT BANANAS—They are Walmart’s No. 1 selling item. In the U.S., each person eats an average of 11 to 12 pounds a year, making them America’s favorite fresh fruit. Well, botanically they are a berry but we’ll let that slide. Bananas have lots of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and pectin (a form of fiber). They are also high in antioxidants. It’s a myth that they are a good source of potassium according to Dr.