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July 14, 2007

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July 13, 2007 Issue #51


1) 10 Reasons to Stay Away from Sodas and Energy Drinks
2) FOOD ADDITIVES Announcement
3) Healthy Products and Services

10 Reasons to Stay Away from Sodas and Energy Drinks

  1. The average soda has no nutritional value - only sugar, carbonated water, caramel color, natural flavors, caffeine, phosphoric acid and high fructose corn syrup.

  2. According to Harvard researchers, the risk of childhood obesity increases 1.6 times with each additional daily serving of soda consumed.

  3. Soda adds more sugar to a typical 2-year-old's diet than cookies, candy and ice cream combined.

  4. Numerous studies indicate that the sugar and acids in soda may cause tooth decay.

  5. According to some household cleaning web sites, soda can be used as a toilet cleaner and rust and grease remover.

  6. A Harvard study of teenage athletes identified a strong association between soda consumption and bone fractures in 14-year-old girls.

  7. An average can of sode has 35-38 mg of caffeine and as much as 13 teaspoons of sugar.

  8. Most energy drinks contain about 80 mg of caffeine, along with other legal stimulants like guarana and ginseng.

  9. Certain energy drinks contain huge blasts of caffeine (up to 280 mg) - almost triple the caffeine in a cup of coffee.

  10. Energy drinks can boost heart rate and blood pressure, increase anxiety, dehydrate the body and cause insomnia.

    Reprinted with permission from the June 2007 issue of "To Your Health"

    FOOD ADDITIVES Announcement

    The 2007 edition of FOOD ADDTIIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not is coming on July 28, 2007. The new edition has 128 pages and 200 new food additives not in previous editions.

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