Functional Foods

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen King of Hard Rock Energy Drink

    It looks like Miami Heat power forward/center Chris "Birdman" Andersen has more ink to his name -- this time in the form of an endorsement deal. Birdman has just been named the official celebrity spokesperson for Hard Rock energy Drinks, the rock 'n' roll-themed beverage with local roots. The energ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Superfood Bars: Goji, Spirulina, Cacao Snacks Made by Hand in Miami

    Think packaged food prep, and you'll likely envision a sterile assembly line manned by dead-eyed factory workers. Or not manned at all. Such is the general reality of our tech-heavy, mass-produced food system. But Eat4Life, a Miami-based company and creator of the Superfood bar, is just the opposite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Florida Teen Cut a Hole in a Store's Roof to Steal Four Loko

    Clerks at the Kwik King Food Store in Ocala, Florida, locked up for the night on March 19, and returned the next morning to discover that a hole had been cut in the store's ceiling and that several bottles of Monster energy drink and Four Loko were missing.Turns out they'd been hit by the teenage bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    10 Superfoods to Make You a Stallion in the Sack

    Valentine's Day, the one day of the year that obligates Americans to get all sexy and romantic, is a week away. Whether you've been with your little honey pot for a few weeks or a few decades, the holiday can be a great excuse to use "more than words to show [him or her] how you feel," as the wise r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Minimum Age Requirement To Purchase Energy Drinks?

    We all know that chugging down can after can of Monster, Red Bull, or Rock Star ain't exactly healthy, yet some of us chug down multiple doses of energy drinks every day.An adult endangering his or her health is one thing, but how about a kid? Energy drinks have become a very popular drink among tee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Miami Heat Home Opener Tonight: Mike Miller Will Sign Your Can (of Energy Drink)

    The Miami Heat's home opener against the Boston Celtics is tonight, and fans will need a boost of energy to properly cheer on the dream team to another season of victory.Mike Miller has just the thing to keep you caffeinated during the game. His brand-new energy drink line, Let It Fly, is launching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Swedish Study Says Chocolate Prevents Strokes In Men

    We love chocolate and for years, researchers have been finding ways for chocolate to love us back. In the past, we've found out that chocolate (the darker the better) is actually filled with antioxidants, has anti-clotting properties (much like aspirin), and can lower blood pressure. Not to mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Six Superfoods Aid Sex Drive, Depression, Cancer, Herpes and More

    "Superfood."The term has become as ubiquitous as it is vague. Products from chocolate bars to convenience drinks claim to contain them, but what are they and what separates them from regular foods? Can they make you fly or see through walls? Can they make you faster or smarter or live forever? And i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Seven Super Cheap, Healthy Vegan Foods

    When adopting an organic plant-based diet, people fear the expense. But nutrient-rich, disease-preventing, obesity-fighting plant foods will save you money on medical bills in the long run (and make you feel better right away).Certainly, organic produce is more expensive than the standard type becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Probiotic Supplements: Should You Be Popping Bacteria Pills?

    ​Gut bacteria: Those are two nasty words. But the one quadrillion microorganisms in your intestines are a beautiful thing, when they're kept in healthy balance.Together, they can work just like another organ in the digestive system, breaking down unused food particles, fending off or thwarting gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Spirulina: What the Hell Is It?

    WikiSpirulina tablets​If you go into any juice bar worth its wheatgrass, you're bound to find spirulina on the list of available "power-ups" you can choose to boost the nutritional value of your smoothie.It sounds so weird that it must be good for you. But what exactly is this superfood, and where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Four Loko Will Live On Without Caffeine

    via SeiBei​Following reports that the FDA will effectively ban the sale of alcoholic drinks with caffeine the makers of Four Loko have announced that they are removing all caffeine, taurine, and guarana from their drinks. So people across the country will still be able to buy 23.5 ounces of highly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Hemp Energy Drink? Try Chillo.

    ​Hemp, that beloved fiber of the cannabis sativa plant, seems to be popping up in everything you buy these days.  Look online and you'll find clothing, body lotion, paper, granola, milk, butter and protein bars all touting the benefits of this popular plant.  But don't be fooled. You won ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    UM Plasters Campus in Anti-Four Loko Flyers

    Four Loko, the caffeinated magically demented booze in a can, has already made headline news on the University of Miami student newspaper, and now concerned administrators are plastering the campus in anti-Loko flyers warning apparently dumb college kids that, no, downing numerous 23.5-ounce cans of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Dream Water May (or May Not) Help You Catch Some Z's

    ​Whether you have a stressful job or just finished a long night of partying, you may have a hard time sleeping. Perhaps you guzzle energy drinks, powders and tablets to try to keep up with the fast pace.  Maybe if you snoozed a little more you could get something done? That's what the guys at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

    This cookbook is hot off the shelves, and it's what they call a holiday stocking-stuffer for that health-oriented foodie family member or friend. There are 170 recipes for quinoa, which is about 160 more than you'd think existed. Lots of bright, pretty photos are interspersed with the recipes, and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Foods to Fight Stress

    Web MD​Vacations have come to an end. The kids are back to school. The lazy, hazy days of summer are over. You're ready for mother's little helper. But don't succumb to temptation. Nor should you gobble down nutrition-less bowls of rubbery mac and cheese or your fave guilty pleasure from the drive ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Alcohol and Energy Drinks Could Be a Deadly Combination

    via BabblePut down the Red Bull​You might want to pass on that next round of vodka Red Bulls. A new University of Florida study shows that mixing energy drinks and alcohol can be a dangerous combination.Previous studies have shown that caffeine masks some of the sedative properties of alcohol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Hunting Down the Newest Products at the Americas Food & Beverage Show

    Photo by Riki AltmanBeware the Dolce Shot.​Finding the latest, greatest, newest goods at the 12th Americas Food & Beverage Show Tuesday wasn't all that difficult--and it would've been really easy if I was on the hunt for an energy drink or liquid sexual enhancer. It seemed as if every tenth bo ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    May 22, 2008

    It's Raining Energy Drinks

    Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Badminton Gets Slightly Cooler

    You might remember the Vitamin Water commercials which featured famous athletes playing sports they wouldn't be caught dead playing in real life. What you might not know is that the commercial below was filmed in South Florida and aside from being hilarious, the ad features our very own badminton en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008
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    November 1, 2007

    Oh What a Night

    It’s a culture vulture’s dream come true

  • Music

    March 8, 2007
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    March 4, 2004


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