Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

A new study shows a high correlation between diet soda intake and waist circumference in older Americans. Researchers followed 700 Americans over the age of 65 for over 10 years. The diet soda drinkers gained 3.2 inches in waist circumference, … 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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Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

Do Soft Drinks Lead to Depression?

A groundbreaking study, published this week by the American Academy of Neurology, has described a correlation between consumption of soft drinks (regular and diet) and depression. A decade long research project that included 263,000 participants aged 50 and older found … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

Food and the Brain: Hunger Satisfaction

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. The regulation of how much we eat and drink is a constant battle for many of us.  Our brains and bodies use a combination of signals to indicate “fullness”: sensory … Continue reading

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A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

A Diet Soda a Day if the ADA has Their Way

This is a guest blog post by Lauren Slayton MS, RD Did you know the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? At 16 calories per teaspoon, that is adding 352 calories a day. Over a week, that … Continue reading

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2 New Studies: Diet Soda Leads to Weight Gain, Diabetes

2 New Studies: Diet Soda Leads to Weight Gain, Diabetes

Earlier this week, at a conference of the American Diabetes Association, 2 interesting studies related to diet soda were presented. Both reached similar conclusions – Not only will diet soda NOT help you lose weight, it may actually cause weight … Continue reading

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Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

Average US Teen Consumes 28 Teaspoons (~500 Calories) of Added Sugar PER DAY!

The American Heart Association’s Circulation Magazine just published a report which concludes with something everyone already knows: Consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positivelyassociated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovasculardisease risk. read more… Researchers from the CDC … Continue reading

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