No, VitaminWater Is Not Healthy For You And The Company Admits It
November 18, 2017
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A reasonable person would assume that a drink named Vitaminwater is a healthy beverage. "Vitamins" plus "water" sounds healthy.
However, the drink is far from good for you.
In an article written by John Robbins, Esq., PhD., M.D. for the Huffington Post, he states "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."
The recommended maximum daily sugar intake is 37.5 grams for adult men and 25 grams for adult women.
Coca-Cola, who owns Vitaminwater, was sued by a non-profit public interest group on the grounds that the company’s vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims.
Their legal team's response?
"No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."
Coca-Cola finally settled the lawsuit by agreeing to add the words "added sugars" in two places on the Vitaminwater label.
The moral of the story: if you're looking for a healthy way to hydrate, drink plain water!
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