Confusion Reigns Over New Berkeley Soda TaxThey knew it was coming, but that didn't make a new soda tax in Berkley, California any easier to swallow. The goal of the law was to cut down on health problems linked to sugary soda.
Health Watch: Drinking Soda Can Speed Aging ProcessThere's a new reason to avoid sugary drinks. It's already known that too much soda can create a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke -- not to mention what it will do to your teeth. Now, add 4-and-a-half years of extra aging to the list.
Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk OffWe've heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it's harmful to our health. But that isn't keeping many Americans from drinking it.
How Big Box Prices Compare On 4 Household ItemsThey're a fixture of our suburban landscape. Big box stores with big boxes in the shopping carts. People swear by their Costco and Sam's Club memberships, but they have to buy big in order to save big. So, what if you don't want to buy in bulk, and are the big sizes a better deal anyway?
Proposal Could Ban Junk Food, Soda Ads In SchoolsSchools across the country may soon see the end of ads for junk food and soda. At the White House Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Secretary rolled out a new proposal.
CDC: 75% Of US Kids Consume Caffeine DailyA new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly 75 percent of kids have caffeine every day. But it's not just coming from soda. Kids are also drinking more coffee and energy drinks. Experts say that's a concern because those beverages can contain much higher amounts of caffeine than soda and iced tea. Dr. Elissa Rubin from Happy and Healthy Pediatrics in New York echoes the sentiment from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Can Diet Sodas Cause More Weight Gain Than Regular Soda?A new study is making a more disturbing claim. It finds that drinking diet sodas may actually cause a number of health problems.
18 Mayors: Limit Use Of Food Stamps To Buy PopThe mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting" the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.
How Much Caffeine Is Too Much? How much do caffeine would you say you drink a day? One study says 98 percent of people consume some kind of caffeine every day.
Sodastream: Does It Really Work?Sales of Sodastream are surging as more and more families are making their own pop at home. The company reports it sold 2.7 million units in 2011, a 41-percent increase over the previous year.
Tech Minute: Gifts To Help Feed Holiday PartygoersInstead of loading up on soda and candy for a holiday party, there are a couple of options to consider your guests could have fun with.