Fueled by increased scrutiny and criticism about the energy drink category, nearly six in 10 Americans who are current consumers of the products say that they're concerned about potential health risks associated with the highly-caffeinated beverages.

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Americans swallow a whopping 13 percent of their daily calories from added sugars. That adds up to about 130 pounds per year. Break that down to the daily level, and we're way over the limit, downing the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of added sugars a day. Read more...

Fruit juices and smoothies may represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, caution the US scientists who warned consumers about corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago. Read more...

Veterans of the "tobacco wars" want energy drink companies to stop marketing their products to children, a trend they likened to covert marketing once used by the cigarette industry. Energy drinks can contain large amounts of caffeine as well as other stimulants. Health experts have warned that excessive consumption, especially among children, can be unsafe. Read more...

A ruling blocking New York’s ban on large sodas was upheld by an appeals court, which said the city’s Board of Health failed to act within the bounds of its authority when it approved the plan.  A unanimous panel of the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division upheld a previous ruling striking down the city’s plan to cap the size of sugary soft drinks sold in restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas at 16 ounces a cup. Read more...

A new report  suggests that artificially sweetened beverages may alter the body's metabolism, pointing out that  such sweeteners affect the way the body processes regular sugars. Read more...

A recent study suggests that Americans are more concerned with total sugars in their diet, rather than specific sweeteners. Despite these findings, as of late many beverage brands have focused increasingly on sweetener innovations. Read more...

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Feel Good. Do More." That's the message behind a new sparkling energy beverage – FEEL Natural Energy – which has launched in Rexam 10.5 oz. SLEEK® cans.

This lightly carbonated, naturally sweetened drink has just 15 calories and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. FEEL is available in three deliciously refreshing flavors –Raspberry Lemonade, Wild Berry and Mango Passionfruit – with additional appealing flavors on the horizon. Each serving provides a full day's supply of Vitamin C, along with essential nutrients like calcium and Vitamin D. And with 85 milligrams of naturally occurring caffeine, FEEL provides a healthy boost to help people accomplish more during their busy days. Read more...

Are Energy Drinks Dangerous?

It goes without saying that there’s been a lot of negative publicity as of late surrounding mainstream energy drinks. Just last week the U.S. FDA announced it is investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack linked to Monster Energy Drink. While such occurrences are extremely rare – and without a doubt unfortunate – it’s premature to tell if high doses of caffeine were the culprit, or whether there were other contributing factors. Read more...

Does Sugar Make Us Dumb?

As if life wasn’t already unfair. It now appears that we may be jeopardizing brain cells each time we reach for our favorite sugary indulgence. A recent study found that eating lots of sugar, even for just six weeks, makes us dumb (or is it dumber?). Read more...