The overwhelming majority of health studies in recent years (60 in all) have shown a clear link between sugary soft drinks and obesity as well as Type 2 diabetes. Still, people in the soda industry point to a minority of studies (26) that have established no link. The sponsors of those studies? The soda industry itself.
According to the New York Times, these studies were all carried out by researchers with financial ties to the beverage industry. The findings were published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The report’s findings are the latest evidence that the beverage industry has supported research to downplay the health hazards of sugary drinks. Nutrition experts say that the studies financed by the soda industry have been used to influence public policy and nutrition recommendations.
The industry has also used other tactics to influence legislation and public opinion. In an earlier article, the New York Times outlined how Coca Cola and PepsiCo have contributed to organizations that promote health and nutrition while simultaneously lobbying vigorously against healthy diet initiatives in Washington.
The best thing that consumers can do is to read as much independent information as they can to make smart beverage choices. Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters are made with 100% purified water and don’t have any preservatives, artificial sweeteners, sugar or sodium. That makes Syfo always a good choice.
Here’s something to consider. As awareness has grown of sugar’s negative health effects, many people have turned to diet soda as a healthier alternative to sugary beverages. But as we’ve pointed out in earlier posts, the artificial sweeteners used in some diet sodas have been linked to weight gain, belly fat, diabetes and heart disease. And now a new study has linked Splenda, the ingredient in diet sodas like Diet Pepsi, to cancer.
The study, published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, found that mice who were fed sucralose (the main ingredient in Splenda) daily throughout their lives eventually developed leukemia and other blood cancers. The results of the study prompted the Center for Science in the Public Interest to formally recommend that consumers avoid the artificial sweetener. Up until 2013, it still deemed Splenda safe.
But if you want to stay clear of soda, all is not lost. You still have a healthy beverage alternative with Syfo. Our Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters are made with 100% purified water and don’t have any preservatives, artificial sweeteners, sugar or sodium. Syfo is just delicious, pure refreshment.
Coca Cola recently announced that it’s investing in the organic aloe water beverage Aloe Gloe, complementing the two other products in its Emerging Brand units – Honest Tea and Zico coconut water.
Aloe Gloe is Coca-Cola’s latest foray into functional and health-oriented beverages. Aloe Gloe’s website claims many health benefits, including benefits to the skin and cardiovascular health. However the health benefits and risks of beverages that contain aloe vera are still being debated.
All of this is part of an emerging trend. Because of the documented health risks of sugary sodas (and diet sodas) Coca-Cola and its main competitor PepsiCo are investing big in beverages like tea, juice and bottled water that consumers perceive as healthier — even if some of those options, such as energy drinks, have just as much sugar and calories as many sodas. Don’t be fooled by the marketing hype and health claims.
It’s easy to make a clear choice with Syfo because Syfo Original Seltzer and Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters are simply healthy. Since our products are made from 100% purified water and contain no sugar, sodium, artificial sweeteners preservatives or other additives, you don’t have to sort through health claims or read between lines. Syfo is just naturally pure refreshment.
Check out our testimonials to read how Syfo has helped our customers to lead healthier lives.
Syfonatics have made their voices heard! All across the Southeast customers are saying how much they love our newest healthy and refreshing flavor — Syfo Peach-Pear Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water. Our sweetly fragrant Peach-Pear Sparkling Water is a bubbly blend of two delicious fruits. Take a sip and you will want to savor more.
Here’s the lowdown on special ordering Peach-Pear at any Publix Super Market:
Since Peach-Pear is not yet on the shelf at Publix, you’ll have to order the product as a Special Item Request. Speak to a manager at the store or someone at the customer service desk and be sure to give them the Publix Item Code (#214766) for Peach-Pear. The code is important so the correct Syfo product is ordered. If it takes longer than two weeks to get your order, please call us at 888-426-7936.
The more requests that come in, the more likely it is that you will see Peach-Pear Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water on the shelf. We hope you enjoy our Peach-Pear Sparkling Water for the rest of the summer, and its combination of these delicious flavors is perfect for the fall too!
This weekend as Labor Day approaches, we cling to that last bit of summer. Warm summer nights, outdoor activities, fresh fruit and vegetables are only some of our summer favorites. We also find ourselves engaging in healthier habits during the summer, such as increased physical activity, lighter eating and of course a refreshing glass of any of Syfo’s delicious sparkling water flavors. Make a pledge to yourself to continue these healthy habits all year round!
We helped you get the summer off to a healthy start with this post on the importance of staying hydrated with water on those hot summer days and we shared with you some delicious Fourth of July recipes here. While we can’t make summer last any longer, this refreshing cocktail recipe is sure to keep the spirit of summer going all year long.
Sparkling Cojito Cocktail
Courtesy of the kitchn website, here’s a cool refreshing variation of the mojito. The recipe serves six.
1 bunch fresh mint, keep a few sprigs to the side for garnish
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
4 limes juiced
3 cups coconut rum, like Blue Chair Bay
1 liter Syfo Original Seltzer
Lime wedges for garnish
In a large pitcher, combine the mint, sugar and water, and muddle. Add the lime juice and rum, and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice and add the seltzer. Pour into ice filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.