Is Soda Bad For Your Brain? (And Is Diet Soda Worse?)


Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda. Now, new research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart […]

Dietary cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in patients with kidney dysfunction


Consuming a beverage containing cocoa flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that the plant-derived compounds may benefit the cardiovascular health of patients with poor kidney function. Individuals with […]

Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink U.S. Market Debut


Scheckter’s Organic Beverages  Ltd. announced the introduction of the world’s first 100% natural, organic and vegetarian-approved energy drink to the U.S. market, hitting Whole Foods, Target and more than thirty regional specialty food markets including Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market, and D’Agostino’s. Scheckter’s Organic Energy™ hinges on the power of nature by sourcing all natural ingredients from […]

BPA In The Bloodstream


What is BPA anyway? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make one type of polycarbonate plastic and certain types of epoxy resins. BPA has found its way into our bloodstream. These plastics are found in many products, such as refillable beverage containers, protective linings in food cans, receipts, compact disks, plastic dinerware, […]