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      Sugary Drinks Linked to Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

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      By Dr. Mercola I’ve been warning you of the dangers of soda since I started this site over 16 years ago, and the list of reasons to avoid this beverage just keeps getting longer. Americans in particular get most of their daily calories from sugar, primarily in the form of...
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      Those Sugar High Drinks Linked Genetic Risk of Obesity

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      You Are What You Eat and Drink Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. The study reinforces the view that environmental and genetic...
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      Risks: Side Effects Fueled by High-Energy Drinks – New York Times

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      Fox News Risks: Side Effects Fueled by High-Energy DrinksNew York TimesA wide-ranging review of the effects of high-caffeine energy drinks on children and young adults finds that they have been linked to an array of serious events — including heart palpitations, high blood pressure and even cardiac …Energy drinks harmful...
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      Cutting Back on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Lower Your Blood Pressure

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      Drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages — a leading source of added sugar in the U.S. diet — may lower blood pressure, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Study highlights: * Drinking one less sugar-sweetened beverage a day was associated with a drop in blood pressure...
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      Daily Drinks Doubles Cancer Risk In Women

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      A new study finds that or more drinks double the risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women “This is the first prospective study to report a significant association between alcohol and endometrial cancer,” says Veronica Wendy Setiawan, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC....
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      Sodas Losing Ground to Healthier Drinks

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      If you are getting yourself and your kids off the sodas, you are not alone. In a new dietary habit that may point to better health generally, the US consumption of sodas is beginning to decline while consumption of healthier beverages is growing The decline in soda consumption is expected...
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      Tips for Fermenting at Home

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      By Dr. Mercola Long before the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics hit store shelves, cultures around the globe have been enjoying the benefits of a microbe-rich diet courtesy of fermented foods. Thousands of years ago, when fermented foods and beverages were first consumed, the microbial and enzymatic processes responsible for...
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      New Studies Confirm Soda-Diabetes Link

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      By Dr. Mercola Soda and other sweetened beverages have no redeeming nutritional value, and ditching them from your diet can go a long way toward improving your health. One 20-ounce bottle of cola contains the equivalent of about 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup...
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      Will New 2015 Dietary Guidelines Reverse Four Decades of Foolish Fat Phobia?

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      By Dr. Mercola Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) convene a 15-member panel to update the nation’s dietary guidelines. The panel’s mission is to identify foods and beverages that help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent...
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      Don't Be Fooled by "Healthier" Candy Bars

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      By Dr. Mercola Globally, $374 billion is spent on snacks each year. Nielsen’s 2014 Global Survey of Snacking revealed that many people are seeking out snacks with all-natural ingredients – 45 percent said natural snacks are very important and 32 percent said they’re moderately important.1 People are also looking for...
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      10 Facts About Fluoride You Need to Know

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      By Dr. Mercola If you live in the US, where more than two-thirds of Americans receive fluoridated water, you may simply assume that it’s always been that way. But this is not so. Water fluoridation began in 1945, despite the fact that fluoride is not an essential nutrient. Quite the...

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