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A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way


A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way

If you were told that you would need to run for 50 minutes or walk five miles (eight kilometers) in order to work off the calories of the soda you were about to buy, would you return it to the shelf? It would seem that being confronted with this sort of information about sugary beverages while shopping does influence buying habits, particularly among teens, and could be a cheap and simple way to combat the growing obesity problem plaguing many countries. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Moxie Festival


Moxie Festival

Moxie, originally a nerve tonic, was invented in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson of Union, Maine. In 1884 it became a carbonated beverage whose main ingredient was gentian root. The Moxie Festival in Lisbon, Maine, began as an autograph session for Frank Potter, the author of The Moxie Mystique, in 1982. Within a few years the event had grown to include a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, craft fair, and firemen’s muster. Although Moxie is no longer widely available, the drink can still be found in Maine, where it is quite popular. About 10,000 people attend the festival each year. More… Discuss

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: “NEW COKE” INTRODUCED (1985)


“New Coke” Introduced (1985)

“New” Coke was the sweeter drink introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soda, Coca-Cola. The move was intended to cater to an apparent public preference for a sweeter soft drink and to combat Pepsi’s growing popularity. Public reaction was devastating, with thousands voicing disapproval, and the new cola quickly entered the pantheon of major marketing flops. What happened when Coke’s original formula, renamed “Coca-Cola Classic,” was reintroduced? More… Discuss

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FDA to review safety of chemical found in some soft drinks – latimes.com


English: Macro photograph of coca-cola bubbles...

English: Macro photograph of coca-cola bubbles. Deutsch: Makro-Fotografie von Coca-Cola-Bläschen. Japanese: コカ・コーラの泡のマクロ写真。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Soda linked to behavioral problems in young children, study says

FDA to review safety of chemical found in some soft drinks – latimes.com.

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CORONER SAYS SODA HABIT CONTRIBUTED TO WOMAN’S DEATH or what’swrongwithwater? or coca-cola: drink responsibly?


English: Coca Cola exhibit at Dorcheat Museum ...

English: Coca Cola exhibit at Dorcheat Museum in Minden, LA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coroner Says Soda Habit Contributed to Woman’s Death

The death of a 30-year-old New Zealand woman three years ago may have had a lot to do with her excessive Coca-Cola consumption. The mother of eight reportedly drank up to 10 liters of the soft drink each day, in the process consuming twice the daily recommended limit of caffeine and 11 times the recommended quantity of sugar. This, the coroner now believes, took a toll on her heart and caused her to develop cardiac arrhythmia, contributing to her death fromcardiac arrestMore… Discuss

Unhealthy: Half of Americans Drink Sugary Beverages Every Day


Half of Americans Drink Sugary Beverages Every Day

An average can of sugared soda or juice contains between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar, and even though sweetened drinks have been linked to the obesity epidemic plaguing the US, about half of the population drinks a sugared beverage each day. Health officials recommend that people limit their sugary drink consumption to less than half a can a day, yet one in 20 Americans drinks the equivalent of more than four. Males tend to consume more than females, poor people drink more sugary beverages than the wealthy, and blacks get more of their calories from sweetened beverages than other racial and ethnic groups. More… Discuss