4 Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs

4 Damaging Mainstream Nutrition Beliefs

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS, RD. I often write about the external factors that pose a threat to our health, including (but not limited to) Big Food’s egregious advertising budgets, “healthwashed” and “farmwashed” food products and the litany … Continue reading

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Mountain Dew to Kickstart Your Breakfast ?!?

Mountain Dew to Kickstart Your Breakfast ?!?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Mountain Dew is now available for breakfast. The teen cult drink, chock full of all that is wrong with ingredients is now expanding to the breakfast category. Why do we have … Continue reading

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Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

Bromine: Mountain Dew’s Dirty Little Secret

This is a guest blog post by Andy Bellatti, MS. Here’s a product I recently tweeted about – the latest Dunkin’ Donuts beverage — the Mountain Dew Coolatta. A small (16 oz.) one contains almost 13 teaspoons of added sugar, … Continue reading

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PepsiCo CEO – ‘If all consumers exercised…obesity wouldn’t exist’

PepsiCo CEO – ‘If all consumers exercised…obesity wouldn’t exist’

Folks, we didn’t make this up. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s CEO, was recently interviewed by Fortune magazine. Substantial parts of the interview dealt with the mega corporation’s shift to healthier foods. To be more accurate, less-bad foods. Currently, the largest food … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

9 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

Image by Brent and MariLynn via Flickr 1. Obesity. Regular consumption of soft drinks make you fat. A 12 oz Coke a day for a year will add 18 pounds to your weight compared to water consumption! 2. Tooth decay. … Continue reading

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Showdown: Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Showdown: Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup

In round one, table sugar was the bad boy. Empty calories, with no nutritional benefits. In round two, High Fructose Corn Syrup got heat, because of the perception that it is unnatural, and promotes obesity as well. In round three, … 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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How Much Caffeine in that Energy Drink?

How Much Caffeine in that Energy Drink?

From the New York Times: …now a new study suggests that manufacturers of the [caffeinated] products should be required to list caffeine content and recommended limits, including a warning about use by children. Writing in the journal Drug and Alcohol … Continue reading

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