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The not so cool truth about soda – are your kids drinking it?

The not so cool truth about soda – are your kids drinking it?

This short film is going viral and for good reason. Follow the story of a polar bear family that’s struggling with soda addiction and how it is taking an affect on their lives. Here’s what the Hungry for Change team had to say about it…. There is not one ounce of nutritional content in a can of soda to help your body get its daily intake of nutrients, in fact it’s totally the opposite.... »

Methanol: Is aspartame now illegal/unsafe in California?

Methanol: Is aspartame now illegal/unsafe in California?

Californian Heath Authorities are concerned over the reproductive/development toxicity of methyl alcohol, methanol (H3COH). The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) set a maximum daily dose level for it in California commencing July 2013. Aspartame’s methanol falls foul of the new regulation. Methanol is one of the most widely used industrial chemicals.  It is a severe metaboli... »

Bring back New York soda ban say lawyers

Bring back New York soda ban say lawyers

Here’s an interesting piece we came across on Reuters, and wanted to share: New York City lawyers tried to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks, three months after it was struck down as an illegal overreach of executive power. The law, invalidated a day before it would have taken effect, barred movie theaters, restaurants an... »

Say cheers to a naturally refreshing drink

Say cheers to a naturally refreshing drink

When I was a little girl I used to pick mint leaves in my gran’s garden, put them into a bottle of water and imagine I’d made some kind of magic drink! The funny thing is, it wasn’t too far from the truth. Infused water is deliciously healthy and refreshing – far better for us than sugary, additive-laden sodas, packed with dangerous chemicals such as aspartame. And they are... »

Not so ‘Innocent’ smoothie has staggering calorie count

Not so ‘Innocent’ smoothie has staggering calorie count

Some of the worst sugary drinks in Britain have been named, with Innocent – the fruit smoothies brand – containing as much sugar as three and a half doughnuts. If that wasn’t enough to put you off that ‘innocent’ morning drink, it’s also been revealed that one Starbucks coffee has as much sugar as 10 bowls of Golden Grahams cereal. For a piece on the MailOnline, exclusive research was completed wh... »

Shock news: Is that flame retardant in your soda?

Shock news: Is that flame retardant in your soda?

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we stumbled across this article by Treehugger.com. Why? The piece states that brominated vegetable oil – a patented flame retardant banned in Europe and Japan – can be found in the ingredients list of around 10 per cent of sodas in the US.   The ingredient is not in Coca-Cola, according to the website, but is found in Fanta Orange, some flav... »

About time, too! Full fat soda now with natural sweetener

About time, too! Full fat soda now with natural sweetener

Good news for Sprite drinkers in the UK! The once full fat soda will now be made using a natural sweetener, slashing calories by a whopping 30%! Interestingly, following the bold move, the company is still exploring whether the reformulated product – which now contains stevia – will be brought to the US. As part of parent company Coca-Cola’s anti-obesity drive, the drink is now being a... »

Tax soda, and ban junk food ads, say doctors

Tax soda, and ban junk food ads, say doctors

Soda should be heavily taxed, while adverts promoting junk food may be banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a recent call for action over obesity rates in the UK. Representing nearly every doctor in the UK, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, said increasing waistlines already constituted a “huge crisis”. A report by the institution said current measures are fai... »

Aspartame Special Report – Coming soon!

Aspartame Special Report – Coming soon!

Last month we brought you a hugely popular blog post about aspartame, sharing with you just some of a 92-strong list of reasons why you should avoid the artificial sweetener. Today, we’re bringing you news of a brand new no-holds barred expose about the dangerous ingredient, which is added to everything from soda to chewing gum. That’s right, our team of writers has put together a thor... »

Diet soda more likely to bring on diabetes, say researchers

Diet soda more likely to bring on diabetes, say researchers

People who drink diet soda are 60% more likely to get diabetes than those who consume regular, ‘full fat’ versions, it has been revealed. Drinking just one can of soda a week increases your risk of diabetes by a third, according to a new study. The surprising news, which comes as a result of a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reveals that artificial... »

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