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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘soda’

“Sodabriety” Challenge Successful at Cutting Teen Sugar Intake

Obesity is now known as an epidemic (and a disease) by the U.S. healthcare community, and the problem can largely be attributed to the abundance of sugar in the average American diet. Among the many sugary options available to American consumers, sugary drinks such as soda can be easily pinpointed as a major source of unneeded calories from sugar. Some …

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More Americans Than Ever Are Bottling Their Own Soda

With the health risks of excessive sugar coming into focus for the medical community and a new diet trends surfacing seemingly daily, more Americans than ever are now turning to home soda machines to create their own fizzy drinks. A new report out today from market research firm NPD shows that sales of home soda machines in the U.S. during …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most Americans consume this socially accepted drug on a daily basis, be it through coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But a …

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Consumer Reports Warns of Carcinogens in Soda

While cities such as New York continue to debate the dangers of excessive sugar in soft drinks, another potentially hazardous aspect of soda is now coming under fire. Consumer Reports today warned of the dagners of 4-methylimidozole (4-Mel), a chemical found in the caramel coloring added to most sodas. The chemical has been found “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the …

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How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some disturbing health effects of this bubbly and sugary drink that might have you off soda for good. Food MythBusters is …

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How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920’s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As most history buffs will tell you, the 1919 enactment of the Volstead Act (a product of the Temperance Union combined …

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Soft Drinks, Problem Children Linked in New Study

Soda is ubiquitous in the U.S. Restaurants, gas stations, and vending machines entice Americans with the inexpensive sugary drinks on a daily, if not hourly, basis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), children and adolescents are particularly fond of soda. Now, a new study by a team of health researchers from Columbia, Vermont, and Harvard …

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Pepsi Carcinogen: Dangerous or Not?

The Center for Environmental Health, an environmental watchdog group, has warned that the caramel coloring in Pepsi contains a dangerous level of a cancer-causing agent. The offending ingredient in question is 4-methylimidazole, which goes by the street name 4-Mel, and can be introduced into a product during the cooking process and can be found in many foods. The levels of …

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Soda Meth Study Reveals Bad News For Your Teeth

Soda may be as damaging to your teeth as meth or crack in the long run, according to a recently released study. The study claims that the damage done by high soda consumption combined with a lack of proper dental hygiene can do damage that is substantially similar to “meth mouth.” (Do yourself a favor and do not do a …

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New Pepsi Bottle Design Announced

Over the years, both Coke and Pepsi have gone through so many packaging redesigns that a new design (not to mention a new version of soda) is almost expected every 18 months. However, the shape of the bottles don’t change quite as often. This week, Pepsi announced its latest packaging redesign for its 20-ounce Pepsi bottles. According to an Associated …

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Soda, Pop, or Coke? Twitter Data Reveals Regional Dialect

It’s a question that has raged amongst my friends for several long years: When referring to soft drinks — or, if you prefer, carbonated beverages — what’s the best generic descriptor? Is it soda? Could it be pop? Or do you simply lump every single drink under the “Coke” banner? A common belief is that city folk use the word …

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Salty Watermelon Pepsi Assaults Taste Buds in Japan

Salty Watermelon Pepsi sounds downright awful. In fact, were I captured by a group of nefarious villains who were looking to extract specific data from my brain, pouring this vile concoction down my unwilling throat would be the easiest way to accomplish this mission. Since I’m not the world’s biggest fan of watermelon to begin with, the thought of infusing …

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