Artificial Sweetener vs. Natural Sugar Is there anything “SWEET” about artificial sugar? Well, over the years there have been many different kinds of sweeteners that have been tested in labs to see how they affect our bodies. The first big artificial sweetener first got discovered in 1897, when a John Hopkins University researcher accidentally forgot to wash his hands before lunch after doing tests in a lab. He tasted something sweet on his finger, and that was the start of Saccharin. Today,
start drinking soft drinks. Soda can also be termed as soft drink, coke or fizzy drink and is consumed by all ages worldwide. (Khara) Soft drinks can cause tooth decay, dehydration, obesity and more, and also contain tons of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. It isn’t just parents giving their children soda, it’s also the school districts providing more unhealthy choices and minimal nutritional items, such as milk or water, and fruits and vegetables. From 1985 to
carbonated water with the addition of a sugar sweetener and a flavoring agent (1). This type of sweetener may be derived from a sugar substitute, which is very common in the production of diet soda drinks. Also, there are other sugar sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup which can add flavor to the drink. Finally, many soda cans contain additives and preservatives; this may help induce the effect of ingredients. Such additives may be caffeine, as well as artificial flavoring (e.g.: fruit juice).
to External Change A significant external change and threat for carbonated soft drink (CSD) producers has been growing steadily for years due to an “[i]ncreased focus on the health problems and the dangers associated with consuming high amounts of sugar
Analysis Final Considerations Exhibits Executive Summary Sarah Ryan, VP of Marketing for Portland Drake Beverages is facing a tough decision of deciding the positioning and overall strategy for the impending launch of Crescent Pure, an all-natural, organic beverage PDB
Organic products and non-organic products have been a subject of interest for me for a great amount of time because I have often questioned whether there really was a difference between the two types of products. I always wondered what the nutritional, economic, laborious, and pollution differences were, if any, in the creation of the two types of products. Through research, I have found several sources of information which allow me to determine more than a physical difference between the two.
Problem and Purpose The problem is that many people use and rely on sports drinks, many of which contain high levels of calories coming from sugar. This is a problem not only due to the many headlines on the “obesity epidemic” in this country, especially in regards to children, and how too many people eat too much sugar and this leads to major health problems like obesity and diabetes. I and many others use these beverages to refuel from an activity and feel more hydrated or just to enjoy, so I
BUSINESS INSIGHTS Future Flavor Trends in Soft Drinks New opportunities for natural, healthy, and exotic flavors New Ingredients Report - Published November 2008 Importance of health trends in the drinks industry over the next 5 years Source: Future Flavor Trends in Soft Drinks Key questions answered by this report... • • • • • • What are the key emerging trends and opportunities in soft drinks flavors? Which drinks and flavor manufacturers drive innovation in this area? What are the
impact on our health. For example, an excess of certain foods can lead to various problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects the production of insulin in the pancreas and the way our bodies process sugar. There are two types of diabetes, but type 2 diabetes is most commonly associated with diet because it results from being overweight. Obesity can cause our bodies to become insulin resistant, which means even though our body continues to produce insulin
Believe it or not, there was a time when what we put on our dining room table was fresh, simple, and real. Now, that fact is extremely difficult to wrap our heads around, especially those of the younger generations. Today there are multiple concerns about what we are putting into our bodies. With modern technology advancing at such a rapid rate, we are watching our food change at the same pace. Fresh fruits and vegetables have a much longer shelf life and the list of ingredients on packaged foods