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Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism

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New research helps explain why artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and metabolic disease. Diet drinks may be more harmful when consumed with carbohydrates. Artificial sweeteners have been controversial for almost as long as they’ve been around. As early as 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt was compelled to defend the world’s first no-calorie sweetener. “Anybody who …

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An English researcher has found a recipe for what was the 1668 equivalent of a mocha Frappuccino® in the journal of the 1st Earl of Sandwich. “It’s not chocolate ice-cream but more like a very solid and very dark version of the iced chocolate drinks you get in coffee shops today,” Dr. Kate Loveman, a University of Leicester …

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This supposedly ‘healthy’ drink could actually increase your risk of a serious illness. Eating fruit significantly cuts diabetes risk – but drinking juice INCREASES it, says study People who ate three standard servings a week of whole fruits like blueberries had a 26 per cent lower chance of developing the disease Eating blueberries, grapes, apples …

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There’s a lot more to becoming a wine expert than tossing back a glass now and then. You’ve got to know the vocab — tannin, bouquet, terroir, aroma — not to mention how to hold a glass, recognize flavors, and know when to drink it. Luckily, London-based company Datadial developed a helpful infographic for their client WineInvestment that breaks …

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The lexical addition indicates that France is seeing a spike in binge drinking — or rather, la beuverie express The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, better known as the language police, added a decidedly un-French term to its approved lexicon on Sunday. From now on, chugging alcohol with the sole motive of getting smashed is no …

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