How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

How Natural is Crystal Light Powdered Beverage Mix?

On the journey from soft drinks to water, many dieters stop at the milestone known as flavored waters. Some dieters opt for relatively low-cost powders that are added to water. One popular brand of flavored powder is Crystal Light. For … Continue reading

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Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

Sales of Diet Coke are Fizzling

In fact, the entire diet soda market contracted by 7% this year, compared to a more modest 2% decline in full calorie soft drink sales. This is wonderful news to everyone who has a stake in our health, and terrible … Continue reading

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Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Are you a diet cola junkie? Sorry, we come bearing bad news. Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism pointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore: accumulating evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

How Junk Food Companies Exploit Americans with Ingredients Banned in Other Countries (Part 1/2)

This is part one of a two part series of guest posts from Vani Hari, a.k.a.¬†Food Babe. It originally appeared here. Thoughts of outrage, unfairness, disbelief, and ultimately grief consumed me while I was doing this investigation. A list of¬†ingredients … Continue reading

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Clean Eating – What is It?

Clean Eating – What is It?

Are you familiar with the term Clean Eating? We’re beginning to hear more and more people talk about the clean eating movement and decided to take a minute to take a look. Clean eating is all about eating healthfully. Contrary … Continue reading

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Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

Over Half of Americans: Figuring out Taxes Easier than Nutrition

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) just released the 2012 Food & Health Survey Report. When it comes to eating healthy, there is a big gap between what we know we need to do and our ability to do it. … Continue reading

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Prepare to be Confused: Horizon Organic Launches a Natural Product Line

Prepare to be Confused: Horizon Organic Launches a Natural Product Line

Horizon Organic, the country’s largest organic milk products distributor, has recently announced a new line of “all natural” products. This is dismaying to many fans of the organic movement, because it would cause an erosion in revenue and profit to … Continue reading

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Breyers or Dreyer’s – Which Ice Cream to Choose?

Breyers or Dreyer’s – Which Ice Cream to Choose?

July is National Ice Cream Month, and in honor of our favorite dessert, we’ll post some interesting articles in the coming weeks. Today, a look at Breyers and Dreyer’s, two leading brands that people often confuse with each other. Dreyer’s … Continue reading

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Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Meijer Supermarket Chain Launches “Meijer Naturals” Product Line

Starting this Sunday, Meijer is offering health conscious consumers a new line of store brand products called “Meijer Naturals”. In a press release, Meijer detailed its gameplan: [Meijer Naturals] was created to provide a healthy and tasty alternative for customers … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A bit of good news this week. 16 million less Americans are drinking sugary soft drinks now compared to 6 years ago (68% of adults vs 76%). This, from a report published by Mintel, … Continue reading

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