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Fake Food News

Love him or hate him. President Trump was right. We have fake news, but it is not just about politics. We also have: FFN




CNN played this clip titled: Which Drink Is Best For Hydration? Hint: It Isn't Water. Watch the bogus fake food news here

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which found that milk, soda and sports drinks were more hydrating than water. They ranked water 10th on the list :

The most hydrating beverages, ranked

The research team at St. Andrews University tested 13 common beverages to see how they impact hydration. Here's what they found, ranked from most hydrating over a four-hour period to least.

  • 1.Skim milk

  • 2.Oral rehydration solutions (like Pedialyte or Liquid I.V.)

  • 3.Full fat milk

  • 4.Orange juice

  • 5.Cola

  • 6.Diet Cola

  • 7.Cold tea

  • 8.Tea

  • 9.Sports drink

  • 10.Still water

  • 11.Sparkling water

  • 12.Lager

  • 13.Coffee

Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 103, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 717--723 When are these big food companies going to stop insulting our intelligence?

So I decided to do some research. Guess who funded this research study?


Supported by a grant from the European Hydration Institute (1).

EHI Director


After gaining a BSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from Hull University, UK, Jane joined Rowntree plc, starting a 23-year career in the Food Industry. She spent 10 years in New Zealand, working mainly for the New Zealand Dairy sector in technical and marketing roles before returning to the UK to join Anchor Foods UK as Global Category Director. In 2000, Jane founded Sponsus Ltd, a small marketing consultancy which offers a blend of marketing expertise underpinned with a strong technical and nutritional understanding. She has worked with a wide range of food and drink Industry clients including Advertising Association, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Dairy Crest, Danone, Food and Drink Federation, Kellogg, Kraft, Nestle, Nutricia, PepsiCo and St Ivel, on projects spanning new product development, marketing, corporate affairs and promotions.

In a nutshell, EHI is a group that advocates for the consumption of soda and sugar laden sports drinks. Do you feel the major media outlets should be mentioning this? I do. I know how frustrating it can be to get conflicting health information. So I am here for you. KEEP READING

Here is what the study is really trying to say: Electrolytes like sodium and potassium contribute to better hydration. Sodas and juices with more sugar are not more hydrating. They may spend a little more time in the stomach and empty more slowly but we all have heard the body averages between 50-75% ( some reports state even higher) water.

Let's keep the conversation rolling!!!!

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• Acesulfame Potassium • Artificial Flavors • Aspartame (Nutrasweet) • Autolyzed Yeast Extract • Azodicarbonamide • BHA & BHT • Bleached Flour • Blue 1 • Calcium Peroxide • Calcium Propionate • Caramel Color • Carrageenan • Cellulose • Corn Syrup • Cottonseed Oil • DATEM • Dextrose • Dimethylpolysiloxane • Enriched Flour • Erythritol • Fructose or Fructose Syrup • High Fructose Corn Syrup • Hydrolyzed Proteins • Maltodextrin • Methylparaben • Monoglycerides and Diglycerides • Monosodium Glutamate • Natural Flavors • Neotame • Potassium Benzoate • Partially Hydrogenated Oils • Propyl Gallate • Propylparaben • Red 3 & 40 • Sodium Benzoate • Sodium Nitrate • Sodium Nitrite • Sodium Phosphate • Soybean Oil • Soy Protein Isolate • Sucralose (Splenda) • Synthetic Vitamins • TBHQ • Titanium Dioxide • Vanillin • Yeast Extract • Yellow 5 & 6 References:


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