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7 Food Swaps Science Says You Should Make Right Now

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

There's a lot of confusing information about food out there. Here are seven easy changes you can make today to help settle some of these health questions in your life, and start on the path to a longer, healthier life.

Taylor Swift: You Are Sweet Enough

Laurie David | Posted 05.24.2013 | Taste
Laurie David

Just two weeks ago, Coca-Cola made a big show of "caring" about our country's obesity epidemic, releasing an ad that declared, "We are concerned, we care and we are all in this together." The next week, they announce their successful seduction of Taylor Swift, signing her up to promote Diet Coke.

Does Drinking Soda Cause Depression? Not So Fast

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study doesn't show that soda causes depression, but rather found an association between the two -- soda drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with depression. It is important not to confuse the two.

ALL The Facts About Artificial Sweetener

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

People often ask my opinion about diet sodas. Many see them as a harmless substitute for sugar-sweetened beverages. Others are deeply distrustful of the artificial sweeteners they contain -- and there are plenty of scary rumors circulating on the Internet to bolster these suspicions.

Diet Pepsi Quietly Changes Recipe

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

NEW YORK -- Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month. The change comes as PepsiC...

The Two Worst Foods in the World

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Drop those two "foods" from your diet, and the guardian angels of your health and well-being will be sending you a heartfelt and passionate "thank you!"

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

5 Reasons New York's Soda Ban Will Fail

David Gratzer | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York
David Gratzer

If we want to reverse the obesity epidemic -- as we must -- then the policies we choose must be more nuanced and more positive. Copying the heavy-handed war on tobacco, as Mayor Bloomberg is doing with his war on soda, will fail.

The Thirstiest Country Ever?

Laura Sangrà | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Laura Sangrà

This ban should have never had to happen, but because huge soda cans and cups should have never existed.

Could Sugar Substitutes Be Healthy?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Sugar-free sweeteners may help people lose weight and maintain healthy blood sugar levels, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Asso...

Nutrition Guidance: Facts About Opinions About Facts

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an intrinsic problem with measuring the quality of a system by how well it conforms to what you already believe. Such a system gets bonus points for agreeing with you -- even when you are wrong.

Pepsi Next: The Last Thing America Needs

Andy Bellatti | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Health and wellness" may be cited as motivators behind Pepsi NEXT, but America needs mid-calorie soda as much as the Gulf of Mexico needs another oil spill. May I suggest drinking more water? What a concept!

Just How Bad Is Soda For Your Health?

Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

It seems like a new study linking soda consumption to poor health makes headlines each week. And whether you're choosing the full-sugar or diet variet...

Battle To Become The Top Soda Is Bubbling Up

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

The battle to be the world's favorite beverage is bubbling up. To cope in part with a loss in market share, Pepsi is cutting 8,700 jobs worldwide ...

A Diet Soda a Day May Give You a Heart Attack

Organic Authority.com | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Organic Authority.com

A recent study found that drinking diet soda daily is associated with increased risk of developing a stroke, heart attack and other serious vascular issues.

How I Kicked The Diet Soda Habit (And How You Can Too)

Laura Schocker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Schocker

Over the past year, I've learned that my calorie-free drink of choice may be doing more harm than I thought. And so I drank my last diet soda on New Year's Eve 2011.

Diet Soda A Day Linked With Higher Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Here's another reason why you might want to curb that diet soda addiction. A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that drink...

What's The Difference? Diet Coke vs. Coca-Cola Zero

Posted 09.05.2012 | Taste

When it comes to Coca-Cola products, people tend to be die-hard fans. Many of us know someone who can't go a day without a Diet Coke (or two or three)...

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.

Spoonfuls of Peanut Butter and Other Dorm Room Snacks That Are Making You Fat

Small Kitchen College | Posted 12.11.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

When I was about one week into my freshman year of college, I remember thinking that I had finally discovered the way to a Jessica Biel body. Six months and 40 pounds later, I was staring at my muffin top and wondering what had gone wrong.

Men Don't Drink Diet Soda? Not According To Dr. Pepper

AP | By MAE ANDERSON | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- Dudes don't drink diet. Or at least that's the idea behind Dr Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out ...

Is Diet Soda Really Bad For Your Health?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

So it's okay to switch to diet soda, right? Not so fast. Two new studies presented recently at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Scientific Sessions have linked drinking diet soda to weight gain.

Catherine Pearson

New Data On Sugar Drink Consumption: How Do You Stack Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living

The newest data on Americans’ consumption of sugary drinks is out, and it isn't great. According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of the...

BEWARE: Liquid Calories That Add Up

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Ditching that regular soda and switching to a diet version may not be the perfect fix-it healthy solution. Research shows that both versions may lead to disease.

Diet Soda Linked To Weight Gain

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Diet soda might not help you stay trim after all, new research suggests. A study presented at a American Diabetes Association meeting this week sho...