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Overconsumption Of Anything (Even Water) Can Be Risky

August 3, 2015

Some recent articles have cautioned that people should be careful not to drink too much water when exercising. Drinking excessive water can cause a condition known as hyponatremia, or water intoxication, which can be fatal in extreme cases. Doctors advise that people listen to their body and only drink when thirsty.

These articles are a good reminder that anything – even water – can be harmful if overconsumed.

What you don’t see in response to these articles, is activists calling for new "water taxes" or a ban on large sizes of water. That would be ridiculous. Instead, health care professionals advise people to exercise their own good judgment and drink water in moderation. What a marked change from how these same activists approach other beverages such as soft drinks.

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News Releasesview all News Releases

July 22, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to British Medical Journal Paper on Diabetes

In response to “Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes; systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction,” a paper published today in the British Medical Journal, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

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June 30, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to Study That Purports to Link Beverages to Global Disease

America’s beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at best estimating effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

America’s beverage companies are doing their part to offer consumers the fact-based information and the beverage options they need to make the right choices for themselves and their families.

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May 27, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 18, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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Today's SmartBrief

Cold brew coffee combats seasonal decline in sales

Peet's Coffee & Tea changed its summer coffee offering from iced to cold brew and has experienced a sales upturn of 70% over last year. The chain tapped into the growing appetite for cold brew due to its smoother taste that has a less "harsh, bitter note," says Peet's General Manager Tyler Ricks. Reuters (8/3)

PepsiCo global R&D head: Innovation strategy "paying off in buckets"

PepsiCo's shift from a strategy focused on brand refreshes to one focused on product reformulation is "paying off in buckets," according to global R&D head Mehmood Khan. Since 2011, the company's innovation spending has increased 25%, resulting in new products such as Quaker Oats varieties made with savory ingredients such as lentils and spices for Indian consumers in Europe and Canada. BakeryAndSnacks.com (France) (8/3)

Summer beverage trends center around health, exotic flavors, nostalgia

Honeydew melon and mocktails such as the Virgin Mojito, which blend exotic flavors and natural ingredients, are some of the top beverage trends of the summer, according to flavor manufacturer Treatt. BeverageDaily.com (France) (8/3)

Dole Foods among businesses challenging Delaware's corporation-friendly status

Delaware's recent passage of a bill that could encourage shareholder lawsuits has Dole Food Co. and others questioning whether the state is as accommodating to corporations as it once was. Delaware is the legal home to 54% of public companies, according to the most recent annual report filings. Dole has proposed legislation that would put firmer controls over shareholders' ability to sue. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/2) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering

When America’s beverage companies work together, we make great things happen. As an industry, we are committed to helping consumers achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Through initiatives such as our School Beverage Guidelines, which drove a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories in schools, to our Balance Calories Initiative, we continue to do our part to help in our nation’s fight against obesity. 

Watch this video to learn more about our industry’s efforts to help support its customers, consumers and communities – and how we’re delivering. 

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