Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Vitamin Water

What’s Really Lurking in a Bottle of Vitamin Water?

The average person picking up a bottle of Vitamin Water thinks this is simply flavored water with added vitamins and minerals. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, in reality a bottle of Vitamin Water contains 33 grams of sugar, including crystalline fructose. So the average consumer will believe they are doing something healthy by choosing Vitamin Water over soda when the reality is that there is not much difference.

Vitamin Water has over SIX teaspoons of sugar in it. That's just in one drink which is a small part of your intake for the day. At the end of a month, how much will that add up to?

What is crystalline fructose? According to The Sugar Association, “Crystalline fructose is produced by allowing the fructose to crystallize from a fructose-enriched corn syrup.” While many people mistakenly believe that fructose is an acceptable form of sweetener, it is far from healthy. Refined man-made fructose raises your triglyceride levels which are the chemical form of fat found in your foods & your body. Continue to add this to your daily diet then you will live with those levels high all the time.

Moderation is key when it comes to sugar. try to limit to once a week or a couple of times a month. Remember, it's NOT the only form of sugar that you will put in your body.

Drink pure water and get your vitamins from the food you eat.

Whatever you do, give thanks!

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