What happens when a popular fast food restaurant secretly lowers the sodium in its food? Does anybody notice? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Taco Bell secretly lowers sodium
With too much sodium lurking in so many foods out there, what happens when some of it is taken out of the things you're used to eating? Taco Bell has been testing out lower sodium items at 150 of its restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area without telling anyone. Interestingly, no one even noticed. See - you may not need as much salt as you think after all.
Also see: Hidden sodium in foods you wouldn't think to check
FDA warns makers of caffeinated alcoholic drinks
After state bans and complaints about the dangers of caffeinated alcoholic drinks, the FDA sent warning letters to four companies about those beverages, including the manufacturer of the popular, Four Loko. The FDA says drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine are not safe.
Also see: The buzz on energy drinks
Short people burn more calories walking
As someone who is 5'4" I was happy to see a new report that shows short people burn more calories walking. Researchers say because people with shorter legs have to take more steps to cover the same distance as people with longer legs, short people use more energy going the same distance.
Also see: Is it okay to walk in running shoes... and vice versa?
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