Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Carcinogenic Caramel Color in Your Cola?

Limiting consumption of colas is a horn we’ve been tooting here for years. The high amount of sugars is one reason, but some of the other ingredients are no less problematic. Phosphoric acid, for example, leaches calcium from the bones. … Continue reading

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The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

The Beverage Industry is “Clear on Calories” – But Not the Other Crap in Soda

Have you seen the ridiculous commercial sponsored by the beverage industry? The one where Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, and SunnyD pat themselves on the back for having stopped deceptive labeling after 20 years? For years, you’d buy a 20 fl … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Another Reason to Quit Cola [Caramel Coloring]

Last week, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban certain types of caramel coloring because their production process creates carcinogenic chemicals: In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting … Continue reading

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