Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Why Are 3 States Suing The Makers of 5-Hour Energy Drinks?

Vermont, Washington, and Oregon are suing Living Essentials, the maker of 5-Hour Energy, a popular product that sells millions of units a week. The small bottles contain a highly concentrated dose of caffeine, along with a few other ingredients: Energy … Continue reading

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Caffeinated Chocolate Anyone?

Caffeinated Chocolate Anyone?

If you are a caffeine junky, but don’t necessarily want to consume it in liquid form, take note of this chocolate bar, aptly named “Awake”. The 1.5 ounce treat contains 100mg of caffeine,  equivalent to an average cup of coffee. … Continue reading

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Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, is generally regarded as safe. It may even provide some health benefits, when consumed in moderate amounts. The magic number for healthy adults is 3 cups of joe a day. What are the caffeine recommendations … Continue reading

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Pediatricians Recommend: ZERO Consumption of Energy Drinks by Kids and Teens

Pediatricians Recommend: ZERO Consumption of Energy Drinks by Kids and Teens

Houston, Texas. We’re at FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In short, it’s the world’s largest annual event for dietitians, and is composed of both scientific education sessions, and an expo … Continue reading

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Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Does the World Really Need a Tea Drink Especially for Kids?

Important memo to parents: Children are a species of human with a digestive system just like you. It’s more than OK to feed them exactly what you feed yourself. It’s probably better for them because most products marketed to kids … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

More Doctors Agree: Energy Drinks Dangerous to Youth

The American Medical Association, representing over 200,000 physicians, is considering support of a ban of sales and advertising of energy drink to kids and teens under the age of 18. This is not alcohol and certainly not cigarettes, so why … Continue reading

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The Real Reason to Stay Away from Wrigley’s New Caffeinated Gum

The Real Reason to Stay Away from Wrigley’s New Caffeinated Gum

Wrigley, the stalwart chewing gum manufacturer, is stirring up some controversy with its new Alert Energy Gum. The “energy” comes in the form of caffeine, and each piece of gum has the equivalent of half a cup of coffee. Wrigley … 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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