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Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption Plummets

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Americans consumed less high-fructose corn syrup in 2011 than at any point since 1997, Bloomberg reported this week. The USDA estimates that the avera...

How Big Soda Co-Opted the NAACP and Hispanic Federation

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste
Nancy Huehnergarth

It seems unconscionable that the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation are supporting Big Soda rather than their constituents' health -- particularly when their communities have been disproportionately impacted by obesity and related chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and certain cancers.

Parents, Don't Let Beyoncé, Let's Move! Spokeswoman, Tell Your Kids To Guzzle Pepsi

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Nancy Huehnergarth

A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.

Without Real Change, New Coke Ad Bubbles With Hypocrisy

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Dr. Harold Goldstein

If Coca-Cola is serious about making a genuine contribution to solving the nation's obesity epidemic, here are seven steps that will put substance behind their latest campaign.

Why I Won't Listen to Beyonce

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.

WATCH: Beyonce Slammed For Controversial Pepsi Deal

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Environmentalist, food safety advocate and prolific HuffPost blogger Laurie David appeared on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her petition...

Obesity Epidemic: What the NYC Soda Ban Is and Isn't

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

Policies that gain controversy in their engagement with obesity are helpful for making a very public (yet uncomfortably avoided) issue further visible. It's hard to talk about obesity, private or public. Policies like the soda rule can be vehicles for those discussions to take place.

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.

Why Beyonce Is the Wrong Star for the Star-Spangled Banner

Laurie David | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Laurie David

Enough is enough. Beyoncé's Pepsi deal was a serious lapse of judgment. And the White House tarnishes its own "brand" by selecting her to sing the national anthem at the inauguration, unwittingly boosting the beverage industry that is helping to drive the obesity epidemic.

Coca-Cola Addresses Controversy For First Time

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves...

When Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: The Link Between Sugary Drinks and African-American Health Disparities

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We can't solve the obesity crisis facing African-Americans by focusing solely on personal behavior. There is a long and storied relationship between the African-American community and food and beverage companies. The time has come for us to ask if we love their products more than we love ourselves.

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...

Beyonce's Pepsi Deal Pisses Me Off: Here's Why

Starre Vartan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Starre Vartan

Not much more than a year and a half after working with Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign Let's Move, Beyonce has recently signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, which already includes her parading around pantsless pushing a cart of soda cans.

The Problem With Beyonce's Pepsi Deal

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 02.28.2013 | Taste
Dawn V. Woollen

Beyonce's $50,000,000 deal with Pepsi provided a stark contrast to a New York Times article this week about the decreasing childhood obesity rates in several cities across the United States.

Soda Industry Grapples With New Ban

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Small Business

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Soda makers and restaurants say they will face daunting logistical hurdles such as needing to...

Hello, Pig? Meet Lipstick

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Big Soda must know it has a public relations problem on its hands. With study after study making plainer the links between sugary-drink consumption and obesity, the industry is under siege.

Could Texas Ban Soda In Schools?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

State Rep. Carol Alvarado is once again pushing to ban soda in Texas public schools. The Houston Democrat is also seeking to ban sports drinks and oth...

Catherine New

Health Experts Wish Twinkie Would Die Already

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

The prospect of a Twinkie-free future has provoked longing for a mythologized American past, as if artificially sweetened cream and dyed yellow cake w...

Le1f and Boody, 'Soda' (VIDEO)

VFILES | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style
VFILES

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Health Lessons From... Horses?!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The predominant efforts of health promotion might reasonably be catalogued in terms of carrots, sticks, and leading people to water -- whether or not we can make them drink it. Which leads, naturally, to horses.

When Is A Pop Just A Soda?

Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

Or a coke?

Vernors Ginger Ale Is America's Oldest And Michigan's Favorite

Posted 05.02.2014 | Taste

Vernors is a very sweet, pale golden ginger ale, but what makes it special to us are the bubbles.

Coming Soon: Orange-Flavored Pepsi White

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Japanese blog NariNari reports that Pepsi's Japanese distributor, whiskey maker Suntory, just announced plans to release a clear, tangerine flavored v...

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!"