Meet Advantame, Yet Another Artificial Sweetener Approved by the FDA

Meet Advantame, Yet Another Artificial Sweetener Approved by the FDA

The FDA has recently approved its sixth artificial sweetener – Advantame. This is a super-sweetener, at almost 20,000 times sweeter than table sugar. For comparison, aspartame is only 200 times sweeter than sugar, and sucralose is 600 times sweeter. Advantame … Continue reading

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8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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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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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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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs in on Artificially Sweetened Milk

A few weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to change labeling requirements on chocolate milk. The FDA has been petitioned by the dairy industry to remove any indication from the front of pack regarding the milk product’s sweetener source. … Continue reading

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Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

Do You Want Your Child to Drink Artificially Sweetened Milk?

No, we didn’t think so. Please do yourself a favor and tell the FDA what you think, by entering your comment on a proposed change it is considering in the labeling of flavored milk. The current labeling laws mandate the … Continue reading

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Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

Coke Covers Your PM Hours with New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

The Coca Cola Company is planning a new product to fill in a consumption opportunity not already handled by the hundreds of beverages currently available to thirsty consumers. According to a company press release: Day Or Night, New Caffeine Free … Continue reading

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Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Diet Cran-Energy: Healthy Drink or Another Disappointment?

Energy drinks are no bastion of health. ¬†Sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and tons of caffeine make them a bad choice!¬† But when we saw Ocean Spray’s Cran-Energy Sparkling drinks, we thought it could be different. Alas, yet … Continue reading

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Diet Cola, Aspartame, and Cancer

Diet Cola, Aspartame, and Cancer

Will drinking one or two cans of diet cola per day increase your risk of cancer? That’s a question that many people would love to get a clear cut answer to. Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to design and execute … Continue reading

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Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

Pepsi Next: The Worst of 2 Drinks, Combined into One

When we joked about the big cola companies removing 30% of the sugar from their soft drinks as an April Fool’s prank, some people responded in all seriousness, having spotted such a cola from Pepsi out in the wild. And … Continue reading

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