Tagged: Soda

NAACP Joins Fight Against New York City Soda Ban

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The NAACP has joined the ranks of those opposed to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary sodas. The organization’s New York chapter claimed in court on Wednesday that while obesity is a significant problem in the black and Latino community but the ban would “would disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses, which faced competition from larger convenience stores like 7-Eleven that would be exempt from the soda restrictions because of a quirk in New York’s regulatory structure.” Continue reading

Should You be Eating Broccoli For Desert?

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Photo Credit: “I couldn’t build a tree house for my son, so I built him a broccoli house instead.” by Brock Davis

Sounds crazy? Who would eat broccoli for desert anyway? Well, I’m not advocating that you do that I just want to share a story.

One day a coworker was telling me about her daughter who spent the day with another relative acting as babysitter. When my coworker asked her daughter what she did all day and if she had fun the little girl replied: Continue reading

Study Links Diet Soda To Strokes As Coke Campaigns For Heart Health

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What our study shows is that drinking diet soda may be associated with an increased risk of vascular events, by which we mean strokes, heart attacks, and other causes of death that can be due to vascular disease.” Dr. Elkind, a lead researcher of the study

Many diet soda drinkers prefer it to the regular stuff cause they feel it’s healthier but a new study suggests a link between drinking diet soda and strokes. Continue reading

Rapper 8Ball To Become Pool Cue Thin

I been doing a change in the way I eat, I got youngin’s.

I’m getting older everyday, so I just changed the way I eat man…

I ain’t trying to get heroin chic, but I want to be healthy.

Walking, walking dogs, tread mills.

I do yoga if you believe that. It helps me.

We be doing a lot of stuff to give you more energy.” ~8Ball as told to AllHipHop.com

The southern rapper and half of the duo 8Ball & MJG says he “lost a little bit already by cutting out Continue reading