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This Is the Controversial Ingredient Inside the New Diet Coke Flavors

This Is the Controversial Ingredient Inside the New Diet Coke Flavors

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The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavored varieties. When Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavors hit store shelves in mid-January, serious soda aficionados may notice a new ingredient on the product’s label—acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K.The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke in ginger lime, feisty cherry, twisted mango, and zesty blood orange varieties. The company’s relaunched regular Diet Coke, which will now be sold in a taller and skinnier can, will continue to be made with aspartame as the sole sweetener.Ace-K, like aspartame, is what’s known as a high-intensity sweetener: It’s 200 times sweeter than sugar, meaning a very small amount is needed to reach the same level of sweetness as sucrose.
Rigorous diet can put Type 2 diabetes into remission, study finds

Rigorous diet can put Type 2 diabetes into remission, study finds

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Some people with Type 2 diabetes were able to put the disease in remission without medication by following a rigorous diet plan, according to a study published today in the Lancet medical journal. "Our findings suggest that even if you have had Type 2 diabetes for six years, putting the disease into remission is feasible," Michael Lean, a professor from the University of Glasgow in Scotland who co-led the study, said in a statement. The researchers looked at 149 participants who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to six years and monitored them closely as they underwent a liquid diet that provided only 825 to 853 calories per day for three to five months. The participants were then reintroduced to solid food and maintained a structured diet until the end of the yearlong study. The researc...
The Ketogenic Diet Is the Latest Buzzy Weight-Loss Plan—Here’s What a Day of Eating Actually Looks Like

The Ketogenic Diet Is the Latest Buzzy Weight-Loss Plan—Here’s What a Day of Eating Actually Looks Like

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There's no question the ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is generating tons of buzz these days, with more than 4 million #keto posts on Instagram and counting. Though you may already know the basics of this high-fat, low-carb eating style, you may be less familiar with actual keto recipes, and what a typical day on the ketogenic diet really looks like.Enter nutrition and fitness expert Mark Sisson and his new book, The Keto Reset Diet ($ 28, amazon.com), a 21-day plan to achieve ketosis—or the state in which your body is burning fat (instead of carbs) as its primary source of fuel. “Most of us only know how to burn sugar, and we have to refill the tank every couple of hours—that’s where the cravings and constant hunger come in," Sisson explained in
'My Diet Diary'

'My Diet Diary'

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'My diet is very dependent on what stage of training I'm in and whether I have a day in the gym or on the slopes.I have recently started to eat less animal products so have added some vegan meals into my diet and so far I like the changes. I don’t limit myself to calories if I'm really hungry or know I have a big training day. Some days I eat more and vice versa when I’m not training and don’t need as much.Here's a typical day's diet when I’m training in the gym. Breakfast: Hot water with lemon, two scrambled egg whites with avocado, 45g porridge oats with almond milk and a teaspoon of agave syrup.During Workout: Nocco BCAA drinkAfter Morning Workout: Puori (Rice Protein) shakeLunch: Organic green tea, sweet chili chicken breast with wok vegetables and a baked swe
Worms learn better when they're on a diet

Worms learn better when they're on a diet

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Aug. 1 (UPI) -- According to a new worm study, dieting is good for the brain.When scientists at the University of California at San Francisco subjected roundworms, Caenorhabditis elegans, to dietary restrictions, withholding either specific nutrients or calorie intake, they found worms were better able to learn associations between food and a butanone, a chemical with a sharp, sweet odor.In studying worms' neural activity during the learning process, scientists identified the neurotransmitter glutamate as essential to the food-smell association formation process. Researchers also determined that kynurenic acid, a metabolic product of the amino acid L-tryptophan, inhibits the association formation process.By limiting the worms dietary intake of kynurenic acid, researchers were able to boost...