When the majority of us crack open a soda to pair with our meals or down a sports drink on a hot day, it’s very rare for our minds to tell us, “This just might be killing me.” Unfortunately, this … More
Topic: sugary drinks
In the last weeks before super size Coca-Cola goes contraband in New York City, the American Beverage Association (ABA) and other businesses are taking Bloomberg to court over his controversial soda ban, claiming that it’s an unconstitutional affront to small businesses and personal liberties. Lawyers representing big soda, small business, and New York City took their claim to Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling today, nitpicking the legality of the regulations, which are set to be enacted in March. More
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
Open happiness? Quite the opposite, perhaps: Artificially-sweetened beverages like Diet Coke and other low-cal sodas may actually be making us depressed.
Pepsi is claiming its new soft drink, Pepsi Special, has “fat-blocking” properties due to the presence of added fiber. If you think getting your fiber from soda is a good idea, might we suggest: You’re doing it wrong? More
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is certainly stirring up a lot of controversy over his proposal to ban large sugary drinks. It’s something that makes a lot of sense in order to start fighting this war on obesity. But sodas are not the only sugar-laden products that are just plain crappy for our health.
To recap, Bloomberg wants to ban any sugary drinks that are larger than 16 ounces (a size that is more than sufficient for anyone). A 16 ounce Coke has a whopping 41 grams of sugar–more than double the 20 grams that the American Heart Association recommends for women (it’s 36 grams for men).
So while Bloomberg is at it, here are eight other high-sugar foods that he should ban: More
It’s World Diabetes Day, and the International Diabetes Foundation is warning that by 2030, one in 10 people worldwide, or 522 million people, could have the disease. Want to cut your diabetes risk? Then it’s time to ditch all sugary drinks: A new study has found that soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages raise diabetes and heart disease risk even in women who are thin. More
We hardly need another study to know that soda is bad for us, but in case you need an up-to-date reminder: New research says sugary drinks cause high blood pressure. Before you stop reading because you never drink coke, consider this: The study isn’t just talking about soft drinks: It’s talking about any drink sweetened with sugar. You might think you’re doing good by never drinking anything that comes out of a can, but if your beverage of choice (juice and smoothies included) contains high fructose corn syrup, you’re still putting yourself at risk. More
Sugar-rushes and caffeine-highs followed by a depressing energy crash are What happens to your body if you drink a Coke right now, but plenty of Blisstree readers actually seem to be okay with that. Some of you think it’s alarmist … More
Yesterday we were enlightened about just how bad sugary drinks are for us. It’s going to be almost impossible for us to reach for an energy drink without imagining the six donuts we might as well be eating instead. And … More
Sugary drinks are the bane of our diets, and even some “health drinks” and “energy drinks” are full of sweet, empty calories. Men’s Health came up with a jaw-dropping list of the 20 worst beverages in America right now, and … More