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Dear Friend,

You’ve always wanted life-saving information about the foods you eat. You should know, for example, that Stouffer’s Satisfying Servings White Meat Chicken Pot Pie is among the unhealthiest frozen entrées, and Campbell’s Condensed Soups are among the unhealthiest soups you can eat.

Where can you get that kind of candid, reliable, and useful information? In Nutrition Action Healthletter, the world’s largest-circulation health newsletter—with a community of readers approaching two million.

Nutrition Action names names. Our nutritionists and scientists tell you exactly what’s wrong—and what’s right—with hundreds of brand-name packaged foods, fresh foods, and restaurant fare. Nutrition Action is honest, unbiased, and science-based. It’s completely independent and has no advertising. So we’re free to blow the whistle on products that aren’t what they pretend to be—and to applaud the good ones.

I also want you to have the knowledge in Nutrition Action that will empower you to choose a healthier diet. If you want to optimize your health and avoid diet-related diseases—heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis—you need Nutrition Action. You may now be unwittingly increasing your chances of suffering a debilitating and life-shortening illness … but you can protect yourself against those diseases—and sometimes even cure yourself of them!

You’ll get the truth—straight out—in Nutrition Action. For example …

  • Supplements can be a godsend to your health or a waste of money. Some, like calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin B-12, offer real health benefits. But others like Ginsana ginseng for energy or stress, Promensil red clover extract for hot flashes, and Garlique garlic for lowering cholesterol—are unproven or completely worthless. And some supplements—like selenium, beta-carotene, and St. John’s wort—might even harm you. You have to know which is which. Nutrition Action can be your guide through the supplement jungle, helping you identify the supplements that are safe and beneficial for you.
  • Butter or margarine? Research proves that tub and spray margarines are better for you than butter. However, many stick margarines are about as bad for your heart as butter because they are loaded with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. The trans fat in that oil raises your bad cholesterol, lowers your good cholesterol, and promotes heart disease in other ways.
  • Sugar-free sweets: Can you have your cake and lose weight, too? Sugar-free foods are great for people who want the taste—but not the sugar—of cake, cookies, ice cream, candies, and other sweets. But some sugar-free foods contain almost as many calories as standard foods … and not all artificial sweeteners are created equal: NutraSweet and Sweet ‘N Low may promote cancer, and sugar alcohols like sorbitol may cause diarrhea. On the other hand, Truvia appears to be safe.

Is the natural trans fat in meat and cheese safer than artificial trans fat? Find out in Nutrition Action.

I’m inviting you to read and enjoy this nationally respected newsletter on food and health.

What’s in it for you? The facts that will help you live a longer, healthier, more vigorous life.

Every issue of the award-winning Nutrition Action Healthletter will provide you with complete, in-depth answers to your questions about nutrition, food safety, dietary supplements, and exercise …

  • You know you should eat lots of fruits—but which are the most nutritious? (guava, watermelon, kiwi, papaya, grapefruit) And which are most likely to be contaminated with dangerous pesticides? (strawberries, peaches, apples, blueberries) Nutrition Action will reveal more about the healthiest fruits, vegetables, beans, meats, and grains.
  • Would you ever guess that eating an order of Chicken Parmigiana from Olive Garden has the calories and saturated fat of two McDonald’s Big Macs? You need Nutrition Action to discover which restaurant entrées are lower-calorie and healthier.
  • The box of Betty Crocker SuperMoist Carrot Cake Mix depicts a delicious-looking slice of cake dotted with what appear to be chunks of carrots. But, in fact, the mix contains no carrots—only a minuscule amount of carrot powder in a chemical cocktail that forms the “Carrot Flavored Pieces.”

Facts. Life-enhancing, life-preserving facts. Facts unearthed and clearly explained for you by the scientists and nutritionists who research and write Nutrition Action Healthletter.

What does this mean for you? It means you’ll get the personal benefit of your own nutrition advisor in Nutrition Action … advice that can help you:

  • Be healthier. It’s a medical fact that by eating better you can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other diet-related illnesses. Nutrition Action translates the latest nutrition research into specific, practical advice on what foods and dietary supplements you should buy and those you should avoid. It provides concrete, reliable advice … in plain and simple English.
  • Be happier. Knowing that you’re making wise food choices for yourself and your family will give you a sense of satisfaction … a sense of personal control over your health that you may never have had before. We at Nutrition Action are dedicated to helping you live a quality life marked by energy and vitality … not one limited by the pain and suffering resulting from illnesses caused by a poor diet—that creep up on us as we age.
  • Eat tastier meals. In Nutrition Action, you’ll discover the tastiest, healthiest recipes. Our recipes are created for you exclusively by our Healthy Cook, Chef Kate Sherwood. Her recipes meet sodium, fat, and other healthy-nutrition guidelines—and they taste great. Dishes like Tilapia with Granny Smith Remoulade, Chicken with Cider Mustard Sauce, and Roasted Butternut Squash & Lentils are quick, easy to prepare, and utterly delicious.
  • Save your valuable time. You could spend hours in the supermarket examining labels, struggling to figure out what to buy. Nutrition Action will do all that for you. We’ll also tell you about things that are not disclosed on food labels … and explain what confusing and conflicting claims really mean. You’ll be able to make healthier food choices with Nutrition Action as your guide.
  • Live longer. Government scientists estimate that a lifestyle of poor diet and lack of exercise kills about 400,000 Americans every year—as many as smoking does! As people age, most gradually put on weight. But dangerous weight gain isn’t inevitable. Nutrition Action will show you how to keep the pounds off as the birthdays add up.

Alleviate arthritis? Ward off cataracts? Prevent constipation? Nutrition Action blows the whistle on fraudulent supplements.

It’s time you knew exactly what’s in your food—including when you’re eating out. Restaurant meals can be even more damaging to your health than store-bought foods. I get so frustrated scanning a restaurant menu trying to find a dish that’s tasty and healthful … but there’s virtually no information to help me—or you. Nutrition Action takes the guesswork out of restaurant eating with our nationally acclaimed nutritional analyses of Chinese, Italian, Mexican, seafood, and other popular restaurant meals.

Before Nutrition Action analyzed Chinese-restaurant food, for instance, no one knew that a typical order of Kung Pao Chicken with rice socks you with 1,600 calories and 2,600 mg of sodium (almost two days’ worth). But you can still enjoy eating out: Nutrition Action also tells you what you can order in a Chinese restaurant and other restaurants without sabotaging your diet.

And we’ll tell you what’s actually in the foods you eat: how many calories, how much bad fat and salt, and what unsavory food additives to avoid. We’ll also tell you about alternatives that can be as satisfying to your taste buds, but kinder to your waistline. We tested foods at Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Häagen-Dazs, and other ice cream parlors because we think people have the right to know what’s in the food they’re eating. We also found that 48 of 53 Ben & Jerry’s “all natural” products had at least one non-natural ingredient violation! And—though most items were loaded with calories, sugar, and saturated fat—we highlighted the better choices, like sorbet, low-fat ice cream, and frozen yogurt.

Which sugar substitute is safest: Splenda, NutraSweet, Equal, Sweet ‘N Low,or Truvia? Nutrition Action informs you.

As a reader of Nutrition Action, you’ll get 100% of the helpful information we reveal—all the facts, not just the tip of the iceberg reported by the national media. Coming up: Eye-opening revelations about popular restaurant foods, cancer-causing additives, dietary supplement scams, and links between diet and disease. It’s information you don’t want to be without!

We interview expert researchers like JoAnn E. Manson of the Harvard Medical School, Kelly D. Brownell of Yale University, and Regina G. Ziegler of the National Cancer Institute, to provide you with the latest, most reliable information.

And that’s not all! The lively writing in Nutrition Action is accompanied by full-color illustrations that help clarify the vital information. Each 16-page issue contains easy-to-use sections:

  • Brand-Name Ratings … you’ll get ratings of an entire category of foods in each issue. You’ll find out exactly which brands are the best and the worst cereals, breads, soups, yogurts, fruit juices, margarines, crackers, ice creams, chips, veggie “meats,” cookies, frozen dinners, cheeses, pasta sauces, and salad dressings, and more … as well as the most healthful fruits, beans, grains, fish, poultry, and vegetables. All in easy-to-read charts—with the best choices highlighted! You’ll see at a glance not only those foods that taste great, but ones that are also great for you.
  • Latest Nutrition News … you’ll explore a major health and nutrition topic in every issue, such as:
    • The Diet-Cancer Link: Latest Research on Breast & Prostate Cancers
    • New Research on Protein: Why Older People Should be Eating More
    • Brand-Name Food Ratings: What Are the Healthiest Breads, Breakfast Cereals, and Juices
    • Staying Strong: How Exercise & Diet Can Help Preserve Your Muscles
    • Which Multivitamin is Best for You?
    • Are a Few Extra Pounds Healthy if You’re Over 50?
    • Can Any Dietary Supplement Ease Arthritis?
    • Are Fruit and Vegetable Juices as Good For You as Whole Fruits and Vegetables?
    • Ten Foods to Keep You Regular
    • Which Foods with “Beneficial” Bacteria are Worth Buying?
    • How Safe is Your Tap Water?
    • Diabetes: Dramatically Lower Your Risk with Diet
    • How to Avoid Being Scammed by Food Ads and Labels
    • Sleep Like a Baby—Without Pills
    • Can Diet Stave Off Alzheimer’s?
    • Coffee: The New Health Food?
    • Antioxidants: Do They Really Help You Live Longer?
    • Best Foods to Keep Your Brain Young and Alert
    • Food Additives Every Child Should Avoid
  • Surprising Junk Foods … you’ll learn all about foods you ought to stay away from—and why. Foods like Buitoni Premium Frozen Meals, DiGiorno Four Cheese Pizza & Cheesy Breadsticks, Kashi GOLEAN bars, Dreyer’s or Edy’s Dibs, Keebler Zesta Saltine Crackers, Starbucks Reduced-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake, Nature Valley Vanilla Yogurt Chewy Bars, and Sara Lee Simple Sweets Pies. New foods come on the market constantly. We research them for you, so you’ll know if a product is truly healthy … or just a junk food in disguise.
  • Nutrition Research … discover the latest news about groundbreaking studies on nutrition, diet, and related health issues. We interpret those studies for you—so you won’t be misled by the hype you often see on television news or the Internet—and we highlight the research that you should really pay attention to. Then our scientists and dietitians translate the research into straightforward, no-frills advice on what to eat and what to avoid.

See for yourself why almost 2 million health-conscious people read every issue of Nutrition Action. And how Nutrition Action can immeasurably enhance the quality of your life.

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Yours for better health,

Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Publisher

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