7Up Gets a New Ingredient in Mexico—Meth

Seven people have been sickened so far, and one person died. 7Up—the lemon-lime soda sometimes thought to be named for its original seven main ingredients—now has a troubling eighth ingredient in Mexico: methamphetamine. Health professionals in Arizona are warning travelers to the Mexicali area to be aware of possibly contaminated sodas there. The warning comes …

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How and Why You Should Try a Sugar Detox

While some people jokingly refer to themselves as sugar addicts, the truth is no laughing matter. Refined sugar causes real, clinically verifiable addictive patterns in your brain and ruinous effects on your body. The average American consumes between 22 and 30 teaspoons of added sugar every day.[1] That’s sugar that you could easily cut from …

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The 10 Companies that Control Almost Every Single Food and Beverage Brand

Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. In 2013, Oxfam International created a , which focused on 10 of the world’s biggest and most influential food and beverage companies. These mega-corporations are so powerful that their policies can have a major impact on the diets and working conditions of …

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Healthy or Not? What You Should Know About Coffee

Drinking coffee is healthy, says a new study, suggesting that it may even be good to consume the beverage more often as we get older. However, some people still have to be cautious when grabbing a few cups for breakfast. When Coffee Helps You Stay Healthy Thanks to its antioxidants, coffee is said to be able to decrease …

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Antioxidants in Chocolate May Prevent Diabetes

Specific compounds within cocoa promote the release of insulin and help protect against the onset of type-2 diabetes (T2D), reports a new study in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Strong evidence from several studies have shown that individuals consuming foods rich in different flavonoids have a reduced risk of overall mortality and of several chronic diseases. …

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The Benefits of Broccoli and How to Prepare it Properly

Broccoli is infamous for being the vegetable that everyone hates. Its crumbly head and sulfur-like smell has the tendency to make even grown adults whinge in disgust. But given all of the things that broccoli does for us, is this hate warranted? Perhaps we just need to treat our broccoli a bit better so that …

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Are These GMO Meatless Burgers Safe to Eat? The FDA Isn’t Sure

Impossible Foods doesn't even know everything in its product The FDA informed the manufacturer of Impossible Burger – a meat-like burger made using only plants – that it had not yet proven that the product’s key genetically modified (GM) ingredient is safe for consumption. The company, Impossible Foods, decided it knew better and launched the …

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Three Artificial Sweeteners You Should Look Out For

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, and if you’re like me, you avoid them at all costs. Things like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin can be found in a variety of processed diet foods; however, even some foods you wouldn’t expect contain these chemicals. Whether you’re knowingly poisoning yourself with these toxins or not, you must know that …

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