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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Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Is it Game Over for Coke and Pepsi?

Recent earning reports from soft drink manufacturers are highlighting what seems to be an irreversible trend – soft drink consumption in the US is falling. In 2010 – we drank 0.5% less than the year before. In 2011, the drop … Continue reading

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More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

Need another reason to kick your soda habit for good? In a study published in Europe, researchers have shown that drinking just one 12 ounce can of sugary soda per day increases the chance of diabetes by over 20%. Download … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

10 Reasons to Quit Soft Drinks

Let’s admit it. We’re a nation of junkies addicted to sugary soft drinks. Decades of clever advertising and cheap unlimited access have made us slaves to sugary pop. We must stop this nonsense. Here are 10 reminders why you should … Continue reading

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Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

Great News: Sales of Soda Pop Fizzle

In what may yet be the best news of the year so far, the Wall Street Journal reports that the top 3 companies selling carbonated soft drinks are experiencing a decline in revenue for the first time in ages. Sales … Continue reading

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If these are soft drinks, what are hard drinks?

If these are soft drinks, what are hard drinks?

These are pretty harsh ingredients for our bodies to handle: Regular Pepsi: CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CARAMEL COLOR, SUGAR, PHOSPHORIC ACID, CAFFEINE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR Diet Pepsi: CARBONATED WATER, CARAMEL COLOR, ASPARTAME, PHOSPHORIC ACID, POTASSIUM BENZOATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), … Continue reading

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Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Video Contest: Pour One Out!

Help spread the health message about sugary drinks and you could win $1,000 from our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest! Here are the details: “Celebrate Food Day, this October 24th by participating in the Pour … Continue reading

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My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

My Kid Likes Junk Food. And That’s OK.

This is a guest blog post by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD When my son Henry was two years old, we were out with another mom and her child when Henry pointed to a vending machine and squealed, “Pepsi!” I was horrified. … 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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Why is Coke Changing its Product Formulation?

Why is Coke Changing its Product Formulation?

Last year The State of California updated its list of known carcinogens to include 4-methylimidazole (4-MI). Studies have shown it to cause leukemia as well as cancerous tumors in the respiratory system. Why are we mentioning 4-MI? Well, its found in every can … Continue reading

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