Most of us who drink diet soda do so to save on calories. However, just because diet soda doesn’t have any calories doesn’t mean it has positive nutritional value. So is diet soda bad for you? It can be. Here are four reasons why consuming large quantities on a regular
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The minerals you absorb from consuming a healthy diet are more important to your well-being than you might realize. Phosphorus, for example, is the second-most-plentiful mineral in your body, next to calcium. And what does phosphorus do for us? Approximately 85 percent of the body’s phosphorus is in bones and
Although clean, filtered water is your best choice for hydration—some say reverse osmosis water is king— carbonated beverages offer a nice change from the ordinary. To spice up your life-dependent fluid intake, there are multiple choices on the market with seltzer water being among the most popular. But is seltzer water healthy?
As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to frozen pizzas in the 1980s,
If you’re concerned that you don’t always drink the “recommended” eight glasses of water a day, you can stop: No scientific evidence supports that often-cited number for adequate hydration. In fact, for most people, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says you can simply let thirst be your guide.
As you get
Although obesity research has revealed that numerous factors—including genetics and hormone levels—affect weight, cutting the number of calories consumed is still the most recommended method for weight loss. Depending on the beverages you usually enjoy, you can cut up to 25 percent or more of your daily calories simply by
Although obesity research has revealed that numerous factors, including genetics and hormone levels, affect weight, cutting the number of calories consumed is still the most recommended method for losing weight. Depending on the beverages you usually drink, you can cut up to 25 percent or more of your daily calories
Two new studies add to the evidence that led the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans to recommend restricting intake of added sugars, nearly half of which in US diets come from sugar-sweetened beverages. (See NewsBites.) In one study, sweetened beverage consumption was significantly associated with greater risk of heart failure
On a hot summer day, a cold refreshing soda might sound like a nice way to beat the heat. But there is mounting evidence that sugary sodas may raise your risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of your body weight. A recent study in the journal Diabetologiafound that the more
The majority of healthy dietary guidelines focus on the foods on your plate, but it’s also important to consider what goes into your glass—and now, there’s a tool that can make this easier.
In 2015, Virginia Tech researchers created the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI), a set of recommendations for the types