Time to Do Something about the Soda Masquerade

soda and your healthCoca Cola Life made its debut in America at the end of August. The folks at Coca Cola are promoting the fact that this new product has 35 percent fewer calories and is “naturally” sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.

Guess what? It’s still garbage, just like every other soda or energy drink.

In a recent announcement from Coca Cola about the domestic launch of this new garbage, there’s one word that’s noticeably absent – healthy.

That’s because soda has no health value whatsoever. Zero.

Maybe Coca Cola would like us to believe that Coca Cola Life is slightly less unhealthy than its predecessors.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Why Trans Fats and High-Fructose Corn Syrup Must Be Banned

Banning Trans FatsLast week, I rattled off a list of food substances that are banned in other countries around the world but are shamefully used by food manufacturers in the United States. Today, I want to take a hard look at one ingredient that looks to be on its way out, and another that should be.

Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, more commonly known as trans fats, could be nearing their final days in the American food supply. These man-made substances are used to extend the shelf life of food and make it more flavorful. They also increase the production of bad cholesterol that leads to obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

Consumption of trans fats among Americans has dropped significantly in the last 10 years and food manufacturers have voluntarily reduced the use of trans fats. However, the risk is still serious enough for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finally step in.

The FDA has ruled trans fats aren’t “generally recognized as safe” – the understatement of the year – and if this preliminary determination is finalized, foods with such unapproved additives would be illegal to sell.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.