NYC Soda Ban Struck Down. Paves Way for Eventual Soda Tax

NYC Soda Ban Struck Down. Paves Way for Eventual Soda Tax

You’ve probably already heard that yesterday afternoon, just hours before New York City’s ban on the sale of extra large soft drinks was to go into effect, a New York State Supreme Court Judge struck it down as no less … 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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Not a Joke: Pepsi Launches Fat Blocking Soft Drink in Japan

Not a Joke: Pepsi Launches Fat Blocking Soft Drink in Japan

Pepsi is launching a fiber enriched soda in Japan. The active ingredient is dextrin, a soluble fiber that absorbs liquids while traveling through the intestines and helps promote bowel movements. In 2006, a Japanese study showed that rats that consumed … Continue reading

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NYC Sued Over Soft Drink Limits

NYC Sued Over Soft Drink Limits

Well, that didn’t take long. After being the first US municipality to limit the size of soft drinks sold in various venues, The city of New York is now being sued by the American Beverage Association and other groups. As … Continue reading

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Will You Take the “NO SODA” Pledge?

Will You Take the “NO SODA” Pledge?

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. A month or so ago I went on a bit of a diatribe over soda consumption, rattling on about its contribution to the obesity … Continue reading

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Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

Good News: More Shoppers Abandoning Beverage Aisles

The past 2 years have seen a decline in the beverage category, 3.1% in 2009 and  2.1% in 2008, according to Beverage Marketing Corp. The worst hit products are “value-added waters”, or what we like to call “sugar-water with vitamins”. … Continue reading

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Will New York’s Soda Tax Campaign Succeed?

Will New York’s Soda Tax Campaign Succeed?

Will New Yorkers agree to a tax on sugary soft drinks? That is yet to be determined, but both proponents and opponents are not taking any chances. The Alliance for a Healthier New York is airing the above commercial til … Continue reading

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Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

Soda Tax Saga: Will California Pave the Way to Legislation?

If you have not been following the soda tax controversy lately, here’s a quick update. In the past year,  Capitol Hill and even the President have said that taxing sugary soft drinks may be a good way to reduce consumption … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Soft Drinks – Pancreatic Cancer

Another Reason to Quit Soft Drinks – Pancreatic Cancer

From Healthfinder, the website of the Department of  Health and Human Services, a study that shows pancreatic cancer risk doubled for people who consume 2 or more soft drinks a week. “Soft drinks are linked with a higher risk of … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Here’s Why Coke is Stronger than the Government

Remember the proposed soda tax? The added penny per fluid ounce, generating $50 billion in funds to combat obesity in the next 10 years? Well, forget about it. Never mind obesity. To hell with diabetes. The beverage industry needs to … Continue reading

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