New York City to Commuters: Quit Soft Drinks!

New York City to Commuters: Quit Soft Drinks!

New York City is plastering subways with graphic ads depicting human fat pouring out of soda bottles into serving glasses. In a provocative question, the ad asks “Are you pouring on the pounds?” “Sugary drinks shouldn’t be a part of … Continue reading

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Fortified Junk Food

Fortified Junk Food

The hottest trend in the food industry lately is functional food. Although there is not formal definition for the term, its agreed that these are foods that can help reduce the risk of disease due to the presence of specific … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

1. It has many names – Tartrazine, E102 , FD&C Yellow 5, C.I. 19140, or just plain Yellow 5. 2. Yellow #5 is a synthetic, water soluble, lemon yellow dye used as a food coloring. 3. A partial list of … Continue reading

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Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Good News/Bad News – Changes in America’s Soft Drink Consumption Habits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A bit of good news this week. 16 million less Americans are drinking sugary soft drinks now compared to 6 years ago (68% of adults vs 76%). This, from a report published by Mintel, … Continue reading

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