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Los Angeles City Council Inspired By Nanny Bloomberg

Ehaera Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:20 PM
Saying there's about as much calories and sugar in orange juice and Coke is telling a half-truth. Comparing an eight 8-ounce glass between the two made by the same company shows: Minute Maid 100% orange juice has 110 calories, 15 mg of sodium (1% RDA for a 2,000 calorie diet), 27g of carbohydrates (9%), 24g of sugar, and provides 13% of the RDA of potassium, as well as vitamin C (120%), vitamin B6 (4%), thiamin (10%), folate (15%), magnesium (6%), calcium (2%) and niacin (2%). In contrast regular Coca-Cola has 100 calories, 30 mg of sodium (1%), 27g of carbohydrates (9%) and 27g of sugar. The soda provides no protein, fat, fiber, vitamins or minerals. Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero have no calories and no carbohydrates. ...
Tired in Texas Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:50 AM
However, are the vitamins found in the orange juice naturally occuring or are they added during processing? I've never heard of an orange that contains calcium And if they can add them to juices, surely they can add them to soft drinks.
Ehaera Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 12:21 PM
Minute Maid 100% Orange Juice IS unadulterated oranges (pulp adds texture, not nutrition). Proof is looking up what's in raw oranges. 100g of raw oranges contains 90% RDA of Vitamin C and 4% RDA of Calcium . Minute Maid Orange Juice with Calcium boosted the Calcium content up to 35% RDA.

Japan has a brand of Coca-Cola with Vitamins added. But after the spanking the company went though with "New Coke", it's unlikely the formula is doing another change in the U.S..

Not be be eclipsed by New York Mayor-Nanny Bloomberg and his proposed limit on soda serving sizes, Los Angeles Councilman (Nanny-In-Training) Mitch Englander is trying to banish soda from vending machines in LA parks and libraries. In a city with a $222 million budget shortfall, it's good to know that Councilman Englander has his, and LA's, priorities straight.

In his own words:

"Here in the city of Los Angeles, one in four children is obese...In many of our communities, it's one in three."

"This stands in stark contrast to a generation ago, when less than one in ten of...