Category Archives: Soft Drinks

Study: Energy Drinks Provide Caffeine & Little Else

Via the New York Times – Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry, with sales in the United States reaching more than $10 billion in 2012 — more than Americans spent on iced tea or sports beverages … Continue reading

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Gatorade Contains Brominate Flame Retardants

For that deep down body spontaneous combustion… Via the New York Times – Sarah Kavanagh and her little brother were looking forward to the bottles of Gatorade they had put in the refrigerator after playing outdoors one hot, humid afternoon … Continue reading

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Translating Calories Into Effort To Burn Leads Kids To Pass On Soda

Interesting news from TIME Heartland – Does calorie information help consumers make healthier choices? Not always. But a new study finds that when calorie counts are presented in an easily understandable way, even teenagers — those experts in never listening … Continue reading

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Diet Coke Dilemma

Earlier this year, I gave up drinking Diet Coke – and went seven months without having one. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve slipped back into the habit of having one a day, on weekdays, where I grab a … Continue reading

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CSPI Life’s Sweeter With Fewer Sugary Drinks Challenge

Via the Progessive Grocer – Reducing the consumption of soda and other sugary drinks is the goal of a new campaign to reduce diet-related disease was introduced this week by health departments in a number of major cities and the … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Aims To Get Teens Hooked On Soda

If you haven’t read Mike Jacobson’s post on Coke Turns 125: Why I’m Not Celebrating over at MomsRising Blog yet, you should check it out. Great stuff, as usual. Click here to read it.

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Shooing The Diet Coke Monkey Off My Back

For the longest time, I was drinking Diet Coke on a daily basis. At my worst, I was probably consuming 35 ounces of it each day. I’m firmly convinced that I was addicted to the carbonation, caffeine and who knows … Continue reading

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