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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What 200 Calories Look Like

What 200 Calories Look Like

Here’s an interesting 3 minute video from Wired Magazine. It provides a good visualization of what you get for 200 calories spent. The more nutritious foods are bulky and will fill you up better than some of the less healthy … Continue reading

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Not a Joke: Pepsi Launches Fat Blocking Soft Drink in Japan

Not a Joke: Pepsi Launches Fat Blocking Soft Drink in Japan

Pepsi is launching a fiber enriched soda in Japan. The active ingredient is dextrin, a soluble fiber that absorbs liquids while traveling through the intestines and helps promote bowel movements. In 2006, a Japanese study showed that rats that consumed … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Coke, Pepsi to Slash 30% of Sugar from Colas [April Fool's]

BREAKING: Coke, Pepsi to Slash 30% of Sugar from Colas [April Fool's]

A few weeks ago we wrote about a product formulation change by cola manufacturers, including Pepsi and Coca Cola, modifying the type of caramel coloring used in order to avoid being labeled as carcinogenic. But that’s small peas compared to … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Insurance Companies Say: Quit the Fizzy Pop

Via: Term Life Insurance Check out this infographic, published not by doctors, not by dietitians, and not by the government. This “propaganda” is┬ádisseminated┬áby a for-profit organization that has a direct financial interest in reducing your junk food intake – an … 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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11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

11 Quick Facts about Phosphoric Acid (Yes, that Chemical in Coca Cola)

1. Phosphoric acid is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid with a syrupy consistency. 2. Phosphoric acid is used as an acidifying agent to give colas their tangy flavor. 3. Due to the use of phosphoric acid, cola is a actually … Continue reading

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Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

Pepsi Switches Back to Sugar from High Fructose Corn Syrup

PepsiCo is due to release its Pepsi Cola and Mountain Dew brand soft drinks in a sugar sweetened formula, a throwback to the 1970′s. The retro brand, aptly named Pepsi Throwback, is due to be release in a few weeks, … Continue reading

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