Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

Sugar Alcohols – 10 Things You Need to Know

People love the taste of sweet. At Fooducate, we often write about the dangers of excess sugar in the American diet. We also advise against the consumption of artificial sweeteners because of potential health risks. There is a third category … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Last week Cargill, food ingredient behemoth, and owner of the Truvia brand stevia sweetener, agreed to settle a potentially harmful lawsuit. One of terms of the settlement is that Cargill will set up a $5 million fund to pay consumers … Continue reading

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Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Dieters in the US were introduced to stevia sweeteners just a few years ago, after they received the coveted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Finally, a zero calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of a … Continue reading

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When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

Stevia is a popular non-caloric sweetener for natural food enthusiasts, dieters and people with diabetes. But is stevia really that natural? Depends on which stevia you choose and what surprises it’s hiding! Apparently, it takes more than just stevia to … Continue reading

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SoBe lifewater 0 Calories

SoBe lifewater 0 Calories

Fooducate reader Tammy asks “Will you guys do research on SoBe Lifewater 0 calories drink”? Happy to oblige. SoBe is a young brand which started selling iced teas in the Northeast in the late 1990′s. In 2000, it was acquired … Continue reading

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Glacéau Vitamin Water 10 [Inside the Label]

Glacéau Vitamin Water 10 [Inside the Label]

Earlier this year, Glacéau, a subsidiary of Coca Cola, introduced yet another vitamin water, dubbed Vitamin Water 10, due to its low caloric content of [fill in the blank] calories per serving. The “center for responsible hydration”, as Glacéau like … Continue reading

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Sweetener Buzz – Stevia Coming this Week to Odwalla Fruit Juices? (bonus – stevia glossary)

Sweetener Buzz – Stevia Coming this Week to Odwalla Fruit Juices? (bonus – stevia glossary)

Rumors are flying that later this week Coca Cola will introduce to markets three Odwalla brand juices, sweetened with stevia. This despite the fact the the FDA has yet to recognize stevia as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Why would … Continue reading

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