Category: Zero calories

Fruit2O Natural Grape: One more fruit fraud

Fruit2O Natural Grape: One more fruit fraud

[ 1 ] November 15, 2011 |

We read everywhere: zero calorie, sugar free, fat free, gluten free… But what we have to keep in mind is that every time when sugar, fat or gluten are taken out, a designed combination of other food additives is called upon to replace them. These ingredients, sometimes natural, sometimes chemically synthesized, help food scientists make […]

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Sparkling Ice: New trend, Old tricks

Sparkling Ice: New trend, Old tricks

[ 10 ] November 12, 2011 |

This is a good new trend – to satisfy consumer’s demand for healthy foods and soft drinks. Indeed, it looks like the CSPI‘s Food Day Message Reaches Millions! Here is another “ZERO calories” beverage with a vitamin composition similar to the recently reviewed Propel ZERO. But the old trick is an artificial food colorant, FD&C […]

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Gatorade vs SoBe: A positive trend

Gatorade vs SoBe: A positive trend

[ 4 ] November 2, 2011 |

Usually artificial dyes are what make Gatorade to appear in different colors. I just came across with a Gatorade saying on the pack: “No artificial flavor or color.” My first reaction was like “Wow! They start listening to the consumers who do not want that artificial stuff!” And yes, this is true. As we, the […]

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Propel Zero: Sucralose is not a solution

Propel Zero: Sucralose is not a solution

[ 3 ] October 26, 2011 |

“ZERO” in a name or on the front of a label is just another “hook” for those of us who still look for silver bullets and magic pills. And I can understand why… According to the Harvard School of Public Health:  “Every day, the government’s food stamp program buys Americans 20 million servings of soda, […]

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Clear American beverage:  A Natural Lie

Clear American beverage: A Natural Lie

[ 48 ] October 12, 2011 |

Stated value “Clear American naturally flavored sparkling water beverage with other natural flavors” is what you read on the label. In addition, it is  zero calories, zero caffeine and zero sugar. Oh, it contains Antioxidants: Vitamin E + Vitamin A + Zinc. The label suggests also that the content has something to do with pomegranate, […]

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COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

COCA-COLA Zero, Diet and Classic

[ 28 ] March 7, 2011 |

Real Taste of food additives Have you ever felt a craving for soda? CNN Health reported the other day that diet soda can be addictive. Moreover, recent research in rats showed that “eating sweet non-caloric substances may degrade” the ability to predict caloric contents of the food, “leading to increased food intake and diminished energy expenditure” (A […]

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