Topic: soda

Nutrition Group Wants To Limit Sugar In Soda…Not A Bad Idea

Nutrition Group Wants To Limit Sugar In Soda...Not A Bad Idea

We’ve written a lot about soda lately. From the death of a 31-year-old woman attributed to Coca-Cola to Diet Coke’s role in Type 2 diabetes, it seems like every day there’s some kind of crazy story or study about how bad soft drinks are for you. And today’s no different. A nutritional interest group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is now asking the federal government to set limits as to the amount of sugar that can be in soft drinks. More »

Everyone Should Watch This Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial (And Pass It On)

Everyone Should Watch This Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial (And Pass It On)

Last week, Coca-Cola addressed its increasingly relevant role in America’s obesity issues for the first time … by releasing a commercial exonerating the company from blame. The ad touts Coca-Cola’s efforts to reduce calories in its sugary beverages, to offer a range of low- or zero-calorie drinks and to pull sodas from schools in favor of water, juices and sports drinks. All of which is (in its own warped “corporate social responsibility” way) commendable. And none of which changes the fact that even no- or low-calorie sodas or moderate sugary-drink consumption can wreck your health. More »

Coca-Cola Addresses Obesity Under Guise Of Health Consciousness, Primarily Defending Itself

Coca-Cola Addresses Obesity Under Guise Of Health Consciousness, Primarily Defending Itself

Coca-Cola has long been one of the leading producers in America’s favorite drink: soda. Of course, while the days of yore consisted of a soft drink on special occasions, people now consume one, two, even five or more sugary carbonated drinks each day. As a result, the soft drink industry has caught on and is attempting to clear its image. More »

Diet & Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression

Diet & Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression

My mom didn’t let us drink soda when I was growing up because of its potential affect on our teeth. Every once in a while, though, I got a ginger ale or Sprite and was totally in love with how sweet, fizzy and wonderful it was. I fully understand why people can get so hooked on sweetened drinks, as well as diet ones, but putting down the can or bottle is an increasingly good idea for those who find themselves consuming multiple sodas per week. More »