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How Zevia Helps Dietitian Ilana Muhlstein’s Clients

This post was written by Zevia Ambassador, registered dietitian and nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein! Ilana maintains a successful private practice in Beverly Hills, as well as for A&E’s #FitToFatToFit. She has also led the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA for 9 semesters. She personally transformed her own life, losing 85 pounds, and uses that experience to help her…

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Sugar Kills

It’s no secret. We’ve all been told that sugar is bad for us. Seems pretty cut and dry right? The thing is, we’ve never been taught why sugar is so bad for us or how much sugar is bad for us. Even worse, many people don’t even realize how much sugar they’re actually consuming. Heck,…

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Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and How Zevia Can Help

About 1 in every 11 people suffer from type 2 diabetes. Sarah Lamb is a Registered Dietician, Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist, and Certified Diabetes Educator. She takes some time to help us understand what prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are, what causes these ailments, how they are linked to sugar consumption, and why Zevia is a smarter…

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Zevia Journeys: Shawn Shepheard

In honor of National Diabetes Month, we caught up with Shawn Shepheard. As a business strategist, speaker, author, coach, ambassador, and inspiration for those with diabetes, Shawn shared some insight on his challenges with us! Zevia: Your show, The Sugar Free Shawn Show, focuses on inspiring people with diabetes. When did you decide this was…

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Sugary Drinks & Diabetes

You’ve probably heard, sugar isn’t quite as sweet as it seems to be. Researchers at the University of Cambridge performed a 10 year project to see if the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks was associated with type-2 diabetes. After analysis, the results of 17 studies found that sugar sweetened drinks were, in fact, positively associated with…

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Catch the Sweet with Sam Fuld & Zevia Floats!

What’s a better way to beat the heat than a good old fashioned root beer float? The story goes that ice cream floats were invented when Robert McCay Green, of Philadelphia, wanted to create a new treat to attract customers away from his competition back in 1874. He decided to toss in some vanilla ice cream, instead…

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Hello, Sweetness!

Say hello to our little friends! It’s pretty obvious, Stevia is our go-to sweetener (hello, Zevia, meet Stevia!), but Monk Fruit is another important tool in our sugar-free, zero calorie arsenal! One hails from South America while the other is grown exclusively in China.  Both of them are naturally zero calorie sweeteners making major waves…

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Bad Soda & the Teenaged Brain

Sugar is taking a beating these days.  Rising rates of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and other chronic health problems like heart disease have cast a nefarious shadow on the sweetener and many of the products it accompanies. A recent article from Mother Jones shared a study published by USC which will undoubtedly cast an even…

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Diabetes Series: Type 2, Getting Real

According to Healthline.com, “Type 2 diabetes is on the rise worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reports that as of 2013 there were more than 382 million people living with diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 90 percent of people around the world who suffer from diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes.” Fear. …

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Biz Markie Shares the Good Soda Love!

You likely know by now that the legendary Biz Markie is a major Zevia fan as well as our spokesperson!  But, did you know that he credits his 140 pound weight loss partially to switching from bad soda to the smarter soda?! Yes, 140 pounds!  After Biz was diagnosed with diabetes, he decided to make…