Hey, Kool Aid!
So an interesting thing happened the other day. My eight-year-old daughter, who’s pretty much been raised without artificial food dyes–except for the occasional birthday cupcake or Halloween candy–was given a party bag that contained a single-serve packet of Kool Aid. Now, I grew up on Kool Aid, having spent summers with my grandparents in Nebraska, where fruit punch was considered juice. Remember that commercial where the kids yell, “Hey Kool Aid!” and a giant walking pitcher crashes through the wall? I lived for it. There was nothing better than gulping down a big glass of Kool Aid after riding my bike for hours in ninety-percent humidity. But after learning about the…
Daily #Soda Increases Child’s Risk of #Obesity by 60%
Government is starting to crack down on soda. And that’s good news because studies have shown that just one sugary drink a day increases a child’s risk of obesity by 60% and an adult’s risk of diabetes by 26%. San Francisco has a new program that might make a difference, but will it work?
Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?
Could that stuff we drink to stay skinny actually be making us fat? A Kaiser Permanente study found links between the BPA lined cans of food and drinks like diet soda and increased risk of obesity for puberty age girls. Drinking diet soda in a bottle? You’re still at risk.