VitaminWater: Not As Healthy As You May Think - Zaca

VitaminWater: Being Compared to Sugary Sodas, Not As Healthy As You May Think

Has the definition of a healthy drink changed or have we been drinking unhealthy "water" all along?  VitaminWater has been recently getting bad media over high sugar content.

...sales of vitamin-enhanced waters, after a brief boom, have slipped in favor of more slimmed-down, "natural" waters. Sales of the top-selling bottled water, Vitaminwater, criticized for its sugar content and health claims (Coca-Cola settled a deceptive-advertising lawsuit last year), have fallen 4 percent since 2010, to about $1.4 billion, and are now down 17 percent from their 2008 peak.

John Robbins, Esq., PhD., M.D. says in his Mat Hoffman Post article, "the product is basically sugar-water, to which about a penny’s worth of synthetic vitamins have been added. And the amount of sugar is not trivial. A bottle of vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, making it more akin to a soft drink than to a healthy beverage."

In addition to sugars, artificial color dyes are not the best either.

“The three most widely used dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, are contaminated with known carcinogens … Another dye, Red 3, has been acknowledged for years by the Food and Drug Administration to be a carcinogen, yet is still in the food supply.”
CSPI reported


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