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Sweetened Drinks Linked To Depression, Coffee Tied To Lower Risk

Posted January 9, 2013

New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study was released and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.

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New and Revised Standards for Omega-3s, Natural Sweeteners and Others Proposed

Posted January 4, 2013

To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold in the United States and worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). FCC is an internationally recognized compendium of food ingredient quality standards published by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).

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Three natural zero-calorie sugar substitutes replace Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners

Posted September 7, 2012

With health fears over reports resulting from consuming artificial sweeteners, most people looking for a zero calorie sugar substitute have been left wanting — until now. It’s not that safe, natural, low-calorie sugar substitutes were unavailable, just that the public doesn’t know much about them. There are actually several delicious natural sugar substitutes that can take the place of any artificial sweetener — even in baking — and one surprise that makes them all taste even better. And the best part is most have no worrisome side effects.

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Drinking tea while eating sweets prevents obesity – study suggests

Posted April 30, 2012

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or otherwise known as corn sugar has been associated with the obesity epidemic in the United States. Laboratory studies suggest the association may not be incidental, but causal, meaning that eating too much of foods or drinking too much of beverages with high levels of high fructose corn syrup may increase the risk of obesity.

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