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Sickening: Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed foods

4/15/2015 - Every time you purchase mass-produced processed "food" from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you're choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted...

Energy drinks cause ADHD symptoms in children

3/7/2015 - It's odd how scientific studies have come to corroborate what is seen and known by many, yet long-term comprehensive dots are not connected in the overall scheme of things in the "scientific community." The studies don't lead to any remedial action from the FDA, such as curbing sugar content in high-sugar...

It's not just the sugar that destroys your teeth: Carbonated beverages are all made with acid

3/11/2014 - By definition, a carbonated beverage is a liquid that has had carbon dioxide gas dissolved into it. This gas produces the fizzy bubbles that have made such beverages so wildly popular. Yet, a side effect of forcing carbon dioxide gas into a beverage is that some of the carbon dioxide will react with...

Consuming certain beverages will dehydrate the entire body

6/17/2013 - Ever wonder what the actual water content is of some popular beverages? Coffee is somewhere around 98 to 99 percent water. Soda is about 90 to 95 percent water. Wine tends to range from 80 to 85 percent water. A light beer is close to 90 to 94 percent water. Tea is approximately 98 percent water. On...

Limiting soda sizes may increase obesity, boost sugary drink consumption instead of reduce it: Study

5/24/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's harebrained scheme to restrict public access to sugary beverages sold in volumes higher than 16 ounces will more than likely result in people actually consuming more of such beverages, and thus lead to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. These are the findings...

Calories from sugary soft drinks are more likely to cause weight gain

1/27/2013 - A major soft drink manufacturer is now set to run big ads explaining that weight gain, and more specifically our obesity epidemic, is due to consuming too many calories over all and not to drinking too many sugar sweetened beverages. While this sounds logical, in fact it is not supported by studies...

Sugary beverages increase stroke risk by 83 percent

11/5/2012 - New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) suggests drinking sodas and other sugary beverages may significantly increase stroke risk, particularly among women. The study out of Japan found that, compared to women who drink virtually no sugary beverages, women who drink...

Sweetened beverages linked to genetically increased risk of obesity

10/8/2012 - It is likely no surprise to most health-minded individuals that consuming excess calories from sugary beverages and being overweight or obese are not mutually exclusive and independently lead to a significantly increased risk for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Caloric intake...

The four best functional beverages for health & performance

4/21/2012 - Functional beverages are one of the hottest markets in the food and beverage industry. These drinks offer their customers unique benefits that often appeal to the health conscious. Some of these drinks are vastly overhyped and should be avoided. Other functional beverages are a fantastic support to...

Genesis Today donates truckloads of superfruit beverages to children in need

6/14/2011 - Superfoods company Genesis Today announced a new partnership with Feed the Children on June 10 to benefit victims of recent tornadoes. Genesis Today, one of the nation's fastest-growing healthy food and beverage companies, will donate $286,000 worth of its superfruit juices and teas to Feed the Children,...

High fructose beverages tied to gout

11/15/2010 - New research derived from the larger Nurses' Health Study has found a new connection between drinking fructose-rich beverages like soda and developing joint arthritis. According to Dr. Hyon Choi and colleagues from Boston University, drinking high fructose beverages increases uric acid levels in the...

Bottled tea beverages contain little or no antioxidants

8/26/2010 - Countless studies over the years about the health benefits of tea -- particularly green tea -- have driven many health-conscious consumers to stock up on all the latest tea beverages that claim to improve health. But a recent study has shown that most commercial bottled tea drinks contain virtually...

Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup in Beverages and Processed Foods

1/27/2010 - If you think consuming products with high fructose corn syrup is a good way to avoid sugar, think again. You are better off with sugar! Of course, you probably know by now that any aspartame type sweetener is out of the question. But high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is also a very poor choice. HFCS...

Sweetened Beverage Intake Raises Heart Disease Risk in Women

5/2/2009 - Women aged 34-59 with no previous related health history are at higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) when consuming two or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per day, according to a 24-year study that evaluated data from more than 88,000 women. The study, whose results are published...

Cut Sugary Beverages and Help Fight Against Diabetes Epidemic

2/9/2009 - Recently revealed statistics show that the consumption of high sugar beverages is on the rise and so is the incidence of diabetes in the US. Adopting some simple changes in lifestyle and dietary habits could help you to lose weight and avoid becoming one of the next ill-health statistics. Statistics...

The Dangers of Dehydration (Part I)

6/16/2008 - The human body is composed of 75 percent water and 25 percent solid matter. To provide nourishment, eliminate waste and conduct all the trillions of activities in the body, we need water. Most modern societies, however, no longer stress the importance of drinking water as the most important "nutrient"...

Sugary Beverages Fuel the Obesity Epidemic (press release)

11/6/2006 - Over the past 20 years or so, Americans have developed quite the sweet tooth, with an annual consumption of sweeteners at about 100 pounds per person. During these same years, many more Americans—particularly children—have become overweight and obese. Added sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn syrup,...

The beverages you drink could be ruining your diet (press release)

9/1/2006 - Think you’ve got your diet under control? You may be gulping down hundreds of unwanted calories without even knowing it. “Believe it or not, more than...

Fluoridated beverage consumption and dental fluorosis: There's a connection (press release)

8/15/2006 - Fluoride is a mineral that protects against dental cavities; however, too much fluoride during tooth formation can lead to dental fluorosis, which is usually characterized by white streaks or splotches on the teeth. Fluoride is naturally present in well water in various concentrations, is added to many...

Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt (press release)

8/11/2006 - Some carbonated sodas and energy drinks are loaded with caffeine and can give an unhealthy pick-me-up to unsuspecting consumers, University of Florida researchers warn. Because caffeine can pose health risks for people with certain medical conditions, beverages containing the additive should clearly...

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