Shakeology: Nutrition Scam & Waste of Money

Shakeology: Nutrition Scam & Waste of Money

Shakes are a very popular food format, so why not make money off of a shake-based diet? That’s exactly what Beach Body LLC is doing with its Shakeology marketing scheme. Shakeology positions itself as a meal replacement shake and makes … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Choosing a Better Stevia Sweetener

5 Tips for Choosing a Better Stevia Sweetener

Stevia has become the go-to zero calorie sweetener for people trying to lose weight and natural food enthusiasts. Stevia is perceived as a natural, healthier alternative to aspartame ¬†and sucralose. Is this really the case? Apparently, it takes more than … Continue reading

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Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Bai5 is a beverage brand founded in 2009. It recently received an equity investment from the Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group. In just 5 short years, the brand has reached an impressive annual revenue of over $50 million. Bai is a sweetened … Continue reading

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Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Soft drinks sales have been on a decline in the US for the last 10 years, and that’s good news for America’s health. It’s bad news for beverage manufacturers, who are scrambling to adapt to a world of smarter consumers, … Continue reading

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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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