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  • Pepsi craft sodas: A healthier choice for those who love Pepsi sodas
    Pepsi craft sodas: A healthier choice for those who love Pepsi sodas
    Some people love Pepsi sodas even though they know they contain a lot sweeteners. The makers of Pepsi sodas will soon launch Pepsi craft sodas made with natural flavors, rather than the high fructose corn syrup used to sweeten many sodas like Coke...
  • Soda and cancer
    The soda and cancer connection
    Soda has been shown to increase weight gain, and the high fructose corn syrup and aspartame have both shown detrimental health effects.New research from Consumer Reports now shows that soda is linked to cancer.The chemical in soda that has shown...
  • Why you should stop consuming so much caffeine
    Consuming too much caffeine can be dangerous in these foods and drinks
    Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid substance that stimulates your central nervous system. This means it can help boost your alertness and eliminate your drowsiness. Chances are you consume some caffeine on a regular basis if...
  • Industry-paid 'experts' on soda and diabetes
    Industry-paid 'experts' on soda and diabetes
    You may wish to check out the July 23, 2014 Sacramento Bee article by Robert Lustig and Michael Goran in the Viepoints section: "Viewpoints: Don't believe industry-paid 'experts' on soda and diabetes," As directors of major...
  • Don't let excess sugar upset the calcium to phosphorus ratio in your bloodstream.
    Don't let excess sugar upset the calcium to phosphorus ratio in your blood
    You may wish to check out the July 2, 2014 special to the Sacramento Bee article by Liz Applegate, "Viewpoints: Soda labeling bill is based on misleading statements." The problem for the average low-income stay-at-home mom reading this...
  • Is Childhood Obesity Child Abuse?
    Should childhood obesity be considered a form of child abuse?
    We all know that parents who starve their children or malnourish themcan be referred to child protective services. Good child care requires good feeding. So what happens if children are malnourished in a different way? Like when they are overfed,...
  • Why diet sodas are bad for you
    Why diet sodas are bad for you
    Many people drink diet sodas because they think they can prevent them from gaining weight. Diet sodas do seem to be a good thing because they are supposed to have fewer calories andless sugar. But if the truth be told, diet sodas are worst than...
  • Pepsi Special
    Fat blocking soda hitting Japan: Pepsi Special claims it burns fat
    A soda that actually burns the fat? Sounds way too good to be true. Pepsi Special is hitting stores in Japan as we speak. Pepsi Special is a brand new soda making the claim it will help you lose weight. Is it actually healthy or is it one more...
  • Kailyn Lowry
    ‘Teen Mom’ star Kailyn Lowry’s wedding comes with sacrifices
    “Teen Mom” star Kailyn Lowry recently confirmed that she was engaged to Javi after dating for a year, but this teen mom is quickly realizing that getting married will have some consequences. According to a new “Wetpaint...
  • Food stamps
    Whoopie! Food stamps a sweet and sour deal
    FREDERICKSBURG — Food-stamp use is at a record high, and Virginia is seeking to expand it by urging farmers markets to accept EBT cards.But that type of directive blew up in Massachusetts, when a maker of whoopie pies refused, saying her fat...
  • Soft Drink Vending Machines
    School fined $17,000 for selling sodas at lunch
    According to MSN.com, Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, has been slapped with $17,000 in fines for selling carbonated beverages during lunch. The school used the soda sells to raise revenues to support school activities.Current federal rules...
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    Taxes and obesity
    What would you say if I told you that paying higher taxes could result in a reduction of 2.6% in new cases of diabetes? How about 95,000 fewer coronary heart events? Would you believe 8,000 less strokes? Would you even consider the number of...
  • A can of soda contains 12 teaspoons of sugar
    How much sugar are you drinking per day?
    In an interview Kirstie Alley once said she'd gained the bulk of her weight by drinking grape soda. Some people shook their heads in disbelief. How was that even possible? Surely only a food orgy would lead to weight gain, but think again....
  • a friendly message from Winston
    Philadelphia urges FDA to put warning labels on sodas
    In a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today, Philadelphia’s Department of Health urged the federal government to require labels on sodas warning of the risks of weight gain, obesity, diabetes and other health problems.The...
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