Many Native Americans mixed this sap with beeswax to thicken it. In 1848 John B. Curtis made and sold the first commercial chewing gum. He named his creation State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum. Two years later Curtis sold Paraffin gum. It became much more popular than his spruce gum had been.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Splenda as a non-nutritive sweetener in 1998 and as a general-purpose sweetener in 1999. It is now approved in more than 80 countries and is used worldwide in over 4000 commercial products such as no-sugar added fruit, diet drinks, and reduced juices. Splenda is a mixture of dextrose, malt dextrin, and sucralose. Ten grams of Splenda contains 9.00 g of carbohydrates. This consists of 8.03 g of sugar(dextrose) and 0.96 grams of starch (malt dextrin) 10 grams of Splenda has 33 Calories compared to 39 Calories for an equal amount of sugar.
One if its main ingredients are cranberries they provide vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients without providing an excess of calories (1 cup of raw cranberries has about 50 calories). They’re also naturally fat-free and contain very little sodium. They contain the flavonoid, proanthocyanidin (PAC) that help prevent UTIs. The PACs in cranberries help prevent the adhesion of certain harmful bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs). Whole cranberries are a good source of dietary fiber and all cranberry products contain flavonoids and polyphenolics that offer a wide range of potential heart health benefits including defense against atherosclerosis and anti-inflammatory properties.
22 November 2010 Research Paper The Bitter Truth of Aspartame In 1965 G.D. Searle and Company, a corporation based on life sciences, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and animal health accidentally manufactured a chemical called Aspartame. It was discovered by chemist and Searle employee, James M. Schlatter while doing work on producing an anti-ulcer drug. During testing, he got some on his finger and realized it was sweet, and thus began the idea of the toxic sugar substitute. The chemical was not brought to the attention of the Food and Drug Administration until 1977, where it was denied and labeled unfit for human consumption for a variety of reasons, one of the most important being inconclusive experimental data.
Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries.  It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers, who hold territorially exclusive contracts with the company, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners.
Ginseng acts as an immune system stimulant, but does not have an effect on the athlete’s overall performance. Ginseng is extracted from the plant family Araliaceae . For many years, ginseng has been utilized as a stimulant to prevent stress and improve one’s health. Although ginseng has been around for millennia, the effects are still difficult to track and define to today’s medical research. Through many clinical studies of ginseng, it was found that there are many active components to the aid called genesides.
In an age of obesity and sedentary lifestyles, individuals quickly accept easy ways to promote better health. Over the last several decades, many fad diets have come and gone, and hundreds of diet pills have been on and off the shelves. For years, a popular measure taken to help trim the waistline has been the consumption of artificial sweeteners. Replacing sugar in everything from soda to pudding mix, sugar substitutes are widely used to provide sweetness without providing calories. While artificial sweeteners tempt the public with sugar-free sweetness, their use poses confirmed risks for serious health problems.
Bradham had several flavors but the most popular, created in 1893, was called “Brads drink” and consisted of vanilla, sugar, carbonated water, rare oils, cola nuts and pepsin. Brads drink was renamed Pepsi Cola in 1898 because of the two ingredients that are used in the drink Pepsin and Cola nuts. The trade name was purchased for $100 and the new name was trademarked on June 16th, 1903. Pepsi Cola was purchased in 1931 by the Loft Candy Company where the drink was made popular again after being lost by Caleb Bradham in 1923. In 1940 the first jingle “Nickel Nickel” which referred to the price of the drink was released for advertisement.
When most of us hear the word chocolate, we picture a bar, a box of bonbons, or a bunny. The verb that comes to mind is probably "eat," not "drink," and the most apt adjective would seem to be "sweet." But for about 90 percent of chocolate's long history, it was strictly a beverage, and sugar didn't have anything to do with it. "I often call chocolate the best-known food that nobody knows anything about," said Alexandra Leaf, a self-described "chocolate educator" who runs a business called Chocolate Tours of New York City. The terminology can be a little confusing, but most experts these days use the term "cacao" to refer to the plant or its beans before processing, while the term "chocolate" refers to anything made from the beans, she explained.
Triarc sold it to Cadbury Schweppes for $1.45 billion in September 2000. It was spun off in May 2008 to its current owners. Starting in May 2009, Snapple was made with sugar, not high fructose corn syrup. However, in certain areas, the old Snapple is being sold in stores, although is becoming more and more rare. Current Scenario: Currently, there are four different types of Snapple: Tea(diet and regular), Juice Drinks, Lemonade, and Bottled Water.