Topic “Soda”

By Sandra Pedicini (The Orlando Sentinel (MCT))

ORLANDO, Fla. — John Hickey used to think a meal just wasn’t complete without a glass of Diet Coke.

But during the past couple of months, Hickey has a new beverage of choice: water.

“It makes a big difference when you get that bill,” said Hickey, 58, of Oviedo, Fla.

Watching their wallets and waistlines, Americans are...

By Katie M. Ellis (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

As far as bad habits go, a morning cup of coffee probably isn’t topping the list of those negatively affecting your health.

“Caffeine is controversial, but there isn’t any definitive collection of studies to show it is harmful. A lot of people are making a bigger issue than is there,” said Rod Hansen, associate professor of nutrition at...

By Los Angeles Times

Attention, coffee drinkers.

If you think your craving for a cuppa joe stems from sleepiness, habit or simply a desire to make Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz an even richer man, you are sorely mistaken.

A team of researchers from Harvard, the National Cancer Institute and other esteemed institutions of biological science reports that...

By Jennifer Graue (Contra Costa Times/MCT)

Once upon a time, not so terribly long ago, sodas used to be something special.

They were the ultimate treat on a hot summer day, especially when the tall, slender bottles — real glass ones! — were iced down in a galvanized tub.

But for the last few decades, chilled cans and plastic bottles of sugary, corn syrup-sweetened fizz...

By Carol Mighton Haddix and Lisa Schumacher (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Subtle flavors, minimal sugar, adult tastes. It's the new world of soda pop. Supermarket shelves are devoting more space to these new carbonated beverages with flavors such as dragon fruit/blackberry, pomegranate, grapefruit, Meyer lemon, cucumber and lavender.

It's one of the growing beverage categories, moving from $272 million in...