Pediatricians Recommend: ZERO Consumption of Energy Drinks by Kids and Teens

Pediatricians Recommend: ZERO Consumption of Energy Drinks by Kids and Teens

Houston, Texas. We’re at FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In short, it’s the world’s largest annual event for dietitians, and is composed of both scientific education sessions, and an expo … Continue reading

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That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

That Taurine in Your Energy Drink: 10 Things to Know

Or try Fooducate’sĀ Online Nutrition App! If you have read the ingredient list of your favorite energy drink, you may have noticed an ingredient by the name of taurine. Here are 10 things you need to know: Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

Caffeine and Alcohol – NOT a Good Mix

On Friday, the newly reinvigorated FDA sent a letter to 30 beverage manufacturers, giving them one month to show that caffeine in alcoholic beverages is indeed safe for consumption. “Today the FDA has listed caffeine only as an ingredient for … Continue reading

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Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Food Package Sizes Shrunk Last Year, Growing This Year

Some shoppers may have noticed lately that packages of Frito-Lay brand potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, and Tostitos are bigger than they used to be. It’s hard to miss, especially when the one on Tostitos says: ”Hey! There’s 20 percent more … Continue reading

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Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

It’s a free country where everyone can pursue their dream, but please, can’t Congress help moms and dads by banning aging stars from milking their fame by selling our kids crap to ingest? why do parents have to be the … Continue reading

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Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Could cocaine be the secret behind Red Bull’s success? Six German states have banned Red Bull after the food safety agency in North Rhine-Westphalia (LIGA) state found 0.4 micrograms per litre in the drink. While Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk … Continue reading

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Nestle, Coke Back off on Tea Drink Health Claim

Nestle, Coke Back off on Tea Drink Health Claim

  It took a lawsuit, but Nestle and the Coca Cola Company, who jointly market Enviga Green Tea, need to stop claiming it reduces weight. From the LA Times: Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal began an inquiry in 2007 seeking … Continue reading

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Caffeine + Alcohol = Hyperactive Drunk Teens

Caffeine + Alcohol = Hyperactive Drunk Teens

Miller Coors, the giant beer conglomerate, announced last week that it will cut the caffeine out of its popular Sparks alcoholic beverage: MillerCoors today said it has reached an agreement with a coalition of state attorneys general to voluntarily reformulate … 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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