Beverage CHOICE: Water vs diet beverages

A recent article  published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that water and diet beverage were associated with healthier eating patterns, as part of a trial where participants substituted non-caloric for caloric beverages. Results, obtained from the larger Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) weight loss trial, revealed that participants in either the diet beverage [...]

The Father of Green Chemistry speaks… (Forbes interview)

Check out the recent Forbes interview with Dr. Paul Anastas, the Father of Green Chemistry. Dr. Paul Anastas  His thoughts on unintended consequences of science and technology provide some food for thought in the the context of nanotechnology: ”Unintended consequences seem to be a natural outcome of solely reductionist thinking—we need to … Continue reading

Are we rethinking our drink?

We’ve done it! Our efforts paid off! A recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports findings that soda consumption actually decreased from 1999-2008. Don’t celebrate so fast. Other sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) like sports and energy drinks increased…three-fold. Using NHANES data the investigators of the study assessed the [...]

Water types: What’s the difference?

Consumers may have noticed that they have several options for purchasing water…..they can choose from distilled, purified, or even spring water at the grocery store. Throughout my undergrad studies I remember pipetting distilled water into concoctions my professor was anxiously waiting for us to “cook up,” but never did I really think about the differences in [...]