New research findings from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that the consumption of too many sugar sweetened drinks can lead to early puberty.
This week’s news will make you cry, make you sigh, and make you smile. Some of it may even help you avoid diabetes, cancer, and kidney failure! New health research indicts meat and soft drinks, but encourages healthy eaters to go nuts. Animal factories continually find new ways to turn the stomachs of anyone who glimpses their work — and then they file charges against those who dare to see (and record) it. USDA proposes new anti-poop policies targeting organic farmers; but announces new projects supporting local food in public schools. Hawaii knocks the GMO-regulation ball right out of the park! In other breaking news, I suddenly want to move to Norway. Read on, for all the week’s top food news!
CSPI wants us to stop drinking so much soda with its “Life’s Sweeter With Fewer Sugary Drinks” campaign and its “Pour One Out” contest. Watch the winning video.
If you’re trying to choose a healthier drink but want something with a little more pizazz than plain ol’ water, you might reach for a Vitaminwater thinking that it’s a reasonably healthy alternative. Think again.
Through this video, we learn that an extra sugary drink each day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60%. We see that one or two sugary drinks a day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 25%. Oh, and now we know that diabetes is the cause of more than 60,000 amputations a year. Watch and learn.
As we approach Food Day 2012, we have an opportunity to be more mindful of our sugary drink intake. And if you’re clever, you can earn some green. The Center for Science in the Public Interest encourages you to “Pour One Out on Food Day” by sponsoring a video contest.