Health and Wellness

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

By Elaine WATSON

The row over Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to curb sales of super-size sodas in New York City has intensified with the publication of new research debating the role that sugary drinks play in the nation’s expanding waistline.

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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.

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Goddess Energy flirts with hoodia in energy drink

By Ben Bouckley

US firm Goddess Energy has launched an energy drink for women called Flirt, which is on East Coast sale as a dietary supplement with one interesting appetite-suppressing bioactive, Hoodia Gordonii.

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

Top analyst predicts FDA wriggle room in supplement-beverage guidance

By Ben Bouckley

With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) poised to publish guidance on distinguishing between beverages and liquid dietary supplements, one analyst tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t see the agency cracking down too hard on traditional energy drinks.

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

By Ben Bouckley

As the Coca-Cola Company launches a new range of water flavor enhancers under its Dasani brand from October allowing US consumers to personalize tastes, a top drinks analyst suggests it will take the nation time to get used to uncommon beverage concentrates.

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