Tag Archives: Soft drinks

Liquid assets: what’s in your cup?

Temperature’s soaring and you’re fading fast. You’re obviously in need of  liquid refreshment but what do you reach for? From water and juices to  iced coffee, tea and  frozen offerings, the choices are endless. So what’s the cost of your preferred thirst quencher? If it’s full of sugar, accumulating research says it could be take […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s your take on sugar?

“Rosie, what are your thoughts about all these people who are staying away from sugar now… looking for ketchup without sugar, etc…  Even thinking that natural sugars are bad. Any thoughts? Besides tuning them out? Or suggesting they keep to the perimeter of the grocery store!”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Jennifer Burnham. Jennifer, you’re […]

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Would you give your kid coke – or any other soft drink?

A new study of 5-year old American children found that those who consumed the highest amounts of soft drinks exhibited a range of behavioural problems including aggression and attention difficulties. The research, just published in the Journal of Pediatrics, looked at pop consumption and behaviour issues in almost 3,000 subjects in 20 different U.S, cities. […]

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Have a sugary drink with alcohol to prevent drunkenness?

This one is a Give Me a Break post if there ever was one. Reports abound about a new study that suggests that mixing alcohol with diet drinks can make you drunker than if you have a sugar-laden soft drink as a mixer. The research assessed blood alcohol levels following the consumption of an alcoholic […]

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The top five strategies for keeping your body’s detox system in shape

You might think that detoxifying your body can be a daunting task. If you search  “detox diets” on the internet, you’ll only get about four million hits but if you go for “detox supplements”, the results skyrocket up to over seven million. Instead of wasting hard earned dollars on cleanses and supplements to rid your […]

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Childhood obesity solutions: Has the Ontario Medical Association gone a little too far?

There’s no doubt about it:  we need solutions to tackle the ever-growing obesity epidemic in children. It’s been said many times that this generation of kids won’t outlive their parents.  While too many calories and too little exercise appear to be the culprits, current nutritional science is showing there’s much more at work here.  Today’s […]

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The surprising connection between drinking pop and violence

Boston researchers have recently linked carbonated non-diet drinks with an increased risk of violent behaviour in adolescents. Sounds pretty far-fetched, doesn’t it? We do know that these sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with a host of health ills including a higher risk of weight gain and diabetes to name a few, but violent behaviour – is […]

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