Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Stevia has gained a loyal following since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2008. The zero-calorie sweetener is found in soft drinks, yogurts, and in stand-alone packets that people can use to sweeten whatever they like. Stevia … Continue reading

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What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

What Does a Yogurt With No-Sugar-Added Look Like?

Sophie’s is a new and small manufacturer of Greek yogurt with the tag-line “No sugar added non-fat Greek yogurt”. This is exciting, as unsweetened yogurts are hard to come by these days. We expected the Blueberry Cobbler flavor to be … Continue reading

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8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

8 Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Their Risks

People today consume too much sugar for their own good. Excessive consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and other health problems. A single can of cola has 10 teaspoons of sugar, yogurt has 3 teaspoons of added sugar, and … Continue reading

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Stevia Sweetened Coke, Soon in the US?

Stevia Sweetened Coke, Soon in the US?

Coca Cola Life, a stevia sweetened version of Coke, will expand beyond South American test markets, according to Coca Cola CEO Mukhtar Kent. It’s not clear if this product is heading our way, but if it is we advise to … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

4 Reasons Chobani’s 100-Calorie Yogurts Are a Bad Choice

Chobani is a name synonymous with Greek Yogurt. The company took the yogurt category by storm less than 10 years ago and since then has had a positive impact on consumption in America. The US is still woefully behind Europe, … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Lawsuit Leads to Settlement: Stevia May Be Natural, But Truvia is Not

Last week Cargill, food ingredient behemoth, and owner of the Truvia brand stevia sweetener, agreed to settle a potentially harmful lawsuit. One of terms of the settlement is that Cargill will set up a $5 million fund to pay consumers … Continue reading

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Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Warning: Stevia Sweeteners May NOT Be as Natural as You Think

Dieters in the US were introduced to stevia sweeteners just a few years ago, after they received the coveted GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Finally, a zero calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of a … Continue reading

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When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

When Stevia Isn’t Stevia

Stevia is a popular non-caloric sweetener for natural food enthusiasts, dieters and people with diabetes. But is stevia really that natural? Depends on which stevia you choose and what surprises it’s hiding! Apparently, it takes more than just stevia to … Continue reading

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Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

Should You Be Drinking Water with Karma Added?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. One of the latest concepts in “enhanced hydration” is to “deploy” supplements into bottled water at the time of consumption, rather than let … Continue reading

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This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

This Summer, Lipton Sells Natural

Lipton recently announced its plan for the summer: 100% Natural LIPTON® Green Tea with Flavors: As the Natural Food & Beverage category grows and consumers believe that “natural” is a key indicator for health and wellness,iced tea drinkers will find … Continue reading

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