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Thinking About Cutting Back on Soda? Try Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana K. Rice

What's that one measly can of soda a day -- your afternoon treat -- really going to do? Quite a bit, according to many leading health organizations.

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Big Soda's Front Group Arrives Early in San Francisco

Michele Simon | Posted 05.05.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

Lawmakers in San Francisco introduced a bill that would tax sugary beverages at two cents per ounce. The estimated $31 million in annual revenue would go to local health programs. It didn't take long for Big Soda to respond in the way it knows best: by setting up a front group.

Diet Coke Actually Trying To Act Like This Isn't A Cocaine Joke

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

Up until 1903, Coca-Cola wasn't just a sugary, addictive beverage that's terrible for you. It had actual cocaine in it. Fast forward to 2014, and...

What Coca Cola Doesn't Want You To Know

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

This beautifully produced video explains how that’s particularly true for people of color — and their kids....

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

The Decline Of Soda In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Americans are so over soda. And while that may be good for the their expanding waistlines, it’s bad news for the companies that make the sugary drin...

Choices, Cheese and Sherpas -- Or -- The Role of Personal Responsibility in Health and Weight Control

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a point at which invoking personal responsibility to deal with a contrived array of obstacles is both benighted and callous. Yes, everyone should try to eat well -- but they should not have to overcome the ingenious manipulations of highly paid mercenaries conspiring against them to make it so.

What Your Movie Theater Order Says About You

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.24.2014 | Taste

Popcorn or candy? It's the classic dilemma.

Kwan Should Stop Spinning for Coke

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Michelle Kwan's roles as a presidentially appointed fitness and nutrition ambassador and a Coca-Cola pitchperson are irreconcilable. She'd win a gold medal for public health if she kept the first job and ditched the second.

Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Why does big soda fear government intervention? Because they know it takes an entity as large as the state or federal government to have a meaningful impact on their slick, multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns.

Is SodaStream A Healthy Alternative To Soda?

Yahoo | ABC NewsPostsBy ABC News | ABC News Blogs – 3 Hours Ago | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Soft drinks have been around since the 17th century when lemonade vendors would walk around the streets of Paris, a tank of lemon juice sweetened with...

New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Larry Cohen

Other countries understand the toll that rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions are having on the health of their people and on national medical costs.

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

Does Sugar's State of Matter Really Matter?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Studies have shown that there is something distinctive about getting calories in liquid form. Solid sugars affect satiety, while studies have demonstrated that liquid sugar doesn't suppress appetite -- sugary drinks' calories are just added.

Blind Taste Test: Ranking 9 Classic Colas, From Mexican Coke To Zevia

Thrillist | Posted 11.11.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

Snap on your safety goggles before proceeding.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Pepsi

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.08.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Diving into the world of Pepsi is a difficult one -- what was once a simple drink is now an entire corporation that owns multiple other brands. You may have had no idea that Tropicana is actually a product of PepsiCo.

Keeping the Oversized Soda Fight in Perspective

Richard Buery | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Richard Buery

It's easy to make fun of the "nanny state," but childhood obesity is not a joke. When the court arguments begin again, remember that this decision is about our future. It's about stopping the next generation of New Yorkers from developing potentially deadly habits.

Do Star Athletes Eat the Junk They Endorse?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

An athlete isn't just a celebrity. His endorsement carries with it a healthy halo, associating the food and drink he's supporting with fitness and vigor, and creating a confusing mixed message.

How to Stock Your Fridge With Soda, Like a Boss

Foodbeast | Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Unpacking drinks into the fridge will never be the same.

Does the Fizz in Soda Add to Our Sugar Cravings?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Adding fizz to sweet water, researchers suspected, doesn't just make soda taste good, it also might play tricks on our mind.

Michelle Obama, Please Don't Water Down Your 'Drink Up' Water Campaign

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.

The Fake People Behind Your Favorite Foods

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The mythical namesakes behind some of your favorite foods.