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Consumer Reports November 2017: Healthy Eating

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Check out this information in the November issue of Consumer Reports:

Healthy Eating

This month’s cover article, “Eat Smarter, Eat Healthier,” is organized by items that are not healthy and that Americans eat too much of–sugar, salt, fat and gluten. The article includes tips on how to reduce these items in your diet. It also lists five nutrients that may be missing from your diet, and how to get more of them. 

Air Purifiers

Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times dirtier than outside air? Inside air can contain pollen, dust mites, pet dander, radon and other particulate matter. Many of us have air purifiers in our homes, but how effective are they? For more information, check out the article “Clearing the Air” in this month’s issue. The article includes ratings for air purifiers and air filters, along with recommendations on the best vacuums for those with allergies.

High Tech TVs

Almost all new TVs are now “smart” TVs, meaning that they allow streaming from services such as Netflix without requiring extra equipment. Most are also either 4K, UHD, or HDR, with sharper displays and more detailed images. All these choices can be very confusing and make TV shopping more difficult than it needs to be. Check out the “Welcome to ‘Wow!’ TV” article for TV ratings, organized by TV size, and tips on how to shop with confidence.

Countertop Appliances

Last year, Americans spent around $720 billion eating out. Many people like the convenience of eating out, even if many restaurant meals are high in fat and sodium. People who want to cook at home are starting to purchase more countertop appliances, which are supposed to reduce prep time and cooking time. Check out the reviews for many countertop appliances, including microwave ovens, toaster ovens, blenders and food processors.

Also in this issue:

  • Winter driving guide, including ratings for tires–all-season, all-terrain, and winter/snow

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2013 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your Fauquier County Public Library card. You can also see past summaries of Consumer Reports prepared by library staff online.

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