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Are Energy Drinks Good or Bad for You?

Dr. Keith Pearson, PhD, RD Beverages

Energy drinks are intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration. People of all ages consume them and they continue to grow in popularity. But some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences, which has led many people to question their safety. This article weighs the good and the bad of […]

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Can Beer Give You a Big Belly?

Helen West, RD Beverages

Drinking beer is often associated with an increase in body fat, particularly around the belly. This is even commonly referred to as a “beer belly.” But does beer really cause belly fat? This article takes a look at the evidence. What Is Beer? Beer is an alcoholic drink made from grain, such as barley, wheat […]

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Red Wine vs White Wine: Which Is Healthier?

Kerri-Ann Jennings, MS, RD Beverages

Whether you prefer white or red wine is generally a matter of taste. But if you want the healthiest pick, which should you choose? Red wine has drawn lots of attention for its research-backed potential to lower the risk of heart disease and lengthen your lifespan. Does white wine have the same benefits? This article […]

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Lemon Juice: Acidic or Alkaline, and Does It Matter?

Alina Petre, MS, RD Beverages

Lemon juice is said to be a healthy drink with disease-fighting properties. It is particularly popular in the alternative health community because of its supposed alkalizing effects. However, lemon juice has an unarguably low pH and should, therefore, be seen as acidic, not alkaline. This article examines why some people consider lemon juice to be […]

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day: Fact or Fiction?

Hrefna Palsdottir, MS Beverages

You may have heard of the 8×8 rule. It states that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. That’s half a gallon of water (about 2 liters). This claim has become somewhat of an accepted wisdom and is very easy to remember. But is there truth to this advice or is it […]

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