Tag: soda

Reading List: Pepsi Drops Out of School, Lead in Spices & Sanitation Report Cards

by in Food News, March 19, 2010

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In this week’s food news: A new study finds lead in some packaged Indian spices, Pepsi stops selling its sugary drinks in schools and an already-obese woman has a mission to reach 1,000 pounds.

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Reading List: Foods of the Future, Breast Milk Cheese & Raw Food Safety

by in Food News, March 12, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Soda taxes help shed pounds, how to choose the right nutrition expert and cheese made from breast milk — would you eat it?

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Diet Soda: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, March 9, 2010

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You’d think soda was our national beverage the way people guzzle it. Opt for the regular stuff and you’re downing lots of extra calories and sugar; in comparison, calorie-free diet soda seems like a harmless alternative. But if you need a soda fix, is it better to swig sugar or artificial sweeteners? What about the caffeine and phophorus?

Here are some things to know about diet sodas (or any diet beverage for that matter).

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Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

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You may love to take your family to the movies, but you’ll want to shield their eyes from the concession stand. Buttery popcorn, pizza, nachos, french fries, hot dogs, slushies, ice cream and gobs of candy sound appealing, but chow down on a couple of these and you might gobble up two days worth of calories in two hours.

So what’s a movie-goer to do?

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Reading List: Hot Trends For 2010, Controversial Anti-Soda Video & A Caffeine-Alcohol Warning

by in Food News, December 18, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Check out how airline food stacks up, some hot food trends for 2010 and why that caffeine chaser may not sober you up.

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Reading List: New Coke Calorie Labels, Candy Linked to Violence & More

by in Food News, October 2, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: A healthy-eating kids book hits the market, one study finds an interesting link between candy and violent behavior and would you change your lifestyle if you could make money doing it?

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Feeding Your Fussy Toddler

by in Healthy Tips, October 1, 2009

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My two year old is as feisty as toddlers get, but one thing is for sure — food is her friend. It wasn’t so easy with my two older kids, who were both pickier eaters. With some trial and error (and a lot of frustration), I found ways to get them on track. Hopefully, these hints for feeding your finicky toddler will help you, too.

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Reading List: Caffeine Hurts Your Heart, A Look at Cheap Food & A Pro Footballer Goes Veg

by in Food News, September 4, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: A new (rather graphic) ad wants to keep you from pouring on the pounds, coffee and alcohol are linked to irregular heartbeats and there’s a new “veggie-filled” Goldfish snack on the market.

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Label Decoder: Sodium Benzoate

by in Label Decoder, June 12, 2009

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Many ingredients listed on food labels might as well be in a foreign language. You see the same ones pop up all the time, but do you know what they really mean? In this new series, we’re tackling some common label names — some are perfectly fine for you, others not so much.

First up: sodium benzoate.

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Caffeine: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, February 19, 2009

Many people jump start the morning — and afternoon — with a big cup of coffee or even a cold soda. Why? Because they want the energy-boosting caffeine. But how much is too much? Here are some tips to help you assess your daily dose.

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