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Yerba mate energy drinks
The three new Yerba Mate Organic Energy Drinks from Guayaki combine yerba mate and iced tea. The Guayak? drinks are made with organic rainforest-grown yerba mate, 100 per cent organic cane juice, and are free of artificial colours and flavours. Each drink contains caffeine comparable to coffee and more than the leading energy drink (140mg caffeine per bottle), and also has a natural content of theobromine — the euphoriant in chocolate — which is a muscle relaxant, the company says. Yerba mate's natural makeup also includes another stimulant named theophylline, as well as pantothenic acid, which prevents over-stimulation of the nervous system.?Sensitive people that drink yerba mate don't experience the jitters, stomach discomfort and headaches that are common complaints from drinkers of coffee, Guayaki explains.
+1 888 482 9254

Green tea smoothie for food industry
Gourmet-coffee maker Caffe D'Amore has added Green Tea Smoothie with Matcha to its Frappe Freeze line, for the restaurant and food industry. The smoothies contain a mix of spices in sweet cream, with all the health benefits of green tea and matcha, along with 15 per cent calcium and four per cent vitamin C. Each drink has 120 calories. The smoothie is rich in vitamins A, B6, B-complex, C, E and K, niacin, folate, riboflavin and thiamin, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus and sodium. It is also a rich source of L-theanine and amino acids, which improve calmness and mental alertness, and is a strong blood detoxifier and alkalyser due to high chlorophyll content, the company says.
+1 800 999 0171

Non-meat steak slices
As part of its 20-year commitment to creating specialized health products to meet nutritional needs, ND Labs Inc of Great Neck, NY, has introduced Beef Flavored Un-Steak Slices. Available in 1,5,10 and 20lb bags, the cholesterol-free slices have the texture, taste and aroma of beef, and are made from soy flour, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt, hydrolyzed corn-soy-wheat protein and autolyzed yeast. They are OU kosher, vegetarian and vegan.
+1 516 504 0292

Cookies with phytosterols
Right Direction Cookies, the first product on the market with the proper amount of soluble fibre and plant sterols proven to help lower cholesterol, has been launched by RD Foods. Sales have jumped more than 700 per cent since the national launch of the product line earlier this year, the company says. Two Right Direction Cookies contain 10g of dietary fibre, including 8g of soluble fibre (as much as 3 cups of cooked oatmeal), and 2.6g of plant sterols (as much as 3 cups of sunflower seeds). Based in New Jersey, RD Foods is a privately held company.
+1 866 535 3696

Sweet-and-sour supplement for kids
Nordic Berries, a new multivitamin for children aged 2 years and older, has been launched by Nordic Naturals. With no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives, the vegetarian gummy 'berries' are pectin-based chewables with a 'kid-pleasing' sweet-and-sour taste. Nordic Berries supports healthy growth and development during the early childhood years, the company says, and makes an ideal companion to any of the company's fruit-flavoured fish-oil blends and cod liver oil. The product is also allergen-free.
+1 800 662 2544

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