vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

Does the world really need another soft drink? And a carbonated dairy drink with 7 teaspoons worth of sugar at that? The Coca Cola Company seems to think YES, and is rolling out vio – “the world’s first vibrancy drink” … Continue reading

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Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

Why The Organic vs. Conventional Argument is Moot for Most People

The blogosphere is in a frenzy. A new, comprehensive study from the UK, has proclaimed that there is no nutritional benefit to organic food, nor is there any health benefit. Organic supporters are tearing apart at the conclusions, while many … Continue reading

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Unilever Ditches Trans Fat. Hurray!

Unilever Ditches Trans Fat. Hurray!

Unilever, uber food conglomerate, will stop using trans fat in its margarine spreads as soon as next month, according to an article in USA Today. This is great news for consumers, because Unilever is the number one seller of margarine … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

9 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

Image by Brent and MariLynn via Flickr 1. Obesity. Regular consumption of soft drinks make you fat. A 12 oz Coke a day for a year will add 18 pounds to your weight compared to water consumption! 2. Tooth decay. … Continue reading

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Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Worrying numbers from a government conference in Washington DC this week: Obese Americans — those who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double … Continue reading

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Glacéau Vitamin Water 10 [Inside the Label]

Glacéau Vitamin Water 10 [Inside the Label]

Earlier this year, Glacéau, a subsidiary of Coca Cola, introduced yet another vitamin water, dubbed Vitamin Water 10, due to its low caloric content of [fill in the blank] calories per serving. The “center for responsible hydration”, as Glacéau like … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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Nine Really Bad Kid Foods

Nine Really Bad Kid Foods

We hate the term “Food for Kids”. Kids can eat and thrive on adult food. And they should. Food companies disagree, and peddle thousands of items dedicated to our children. Most are not the best nutritional bet, to say the … Continue reading

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Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Image via Wikipedia An encouraging development in the world of food manufacturing. Food giant Cargill has shut a production line in  Wichita, Kansas that has been manufacturing hydrogenated oils: President of Cargill’s dressings, sauces and oils division Mike Venker said … Continue reading

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Do Coupons Contribute to Obesity?

Do Coupons Contribute to Obesity?

Not surprisingly, coupon usage has been on the rise this year. Recession worries have homemakers looking for any additional way to save money. One of the beneficiaries of this trend is Coupons.com, a website that lets people browse for coupons … Continue reading

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