5 Reasons Why Vitaminwater Is A Bad Idea:
1) High in Liquid Sugar and May Contain Just as Much Sugar as Coke
In the article we mention that there are many reasons why it may contain just as much sugar as Coke. They include:
*The water is not filtered. It contains chlorine which breaks down some of the nutrients in the water into harmless byproducts.
*It is not filtered or treated with any chemicals such as UV light to kill bacteria.
*It is not heated properly during the manufacturing process. Some of the ingredients used in making it may contain harmful toxins that could cause cancer if consumed over time.
2) High in Sodium and Potassium Chloride Levels
These two minerals are found naturally in most drinking water supplies. However, when these two elements come together they form chlorides.
These compounds have been shown to cause cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and other health problems. There is no safe level of exposure to these substances because they accumulate in your body over time.
3) Highly Fattening Due to Added Sugars
There are four types of sugars that can be added to foods. They include:
*Fructose (fruit sugar)
*Glucose (corn sugar)
*Maltodextrin (comes from corn)
*Sucrose (comes from sugar cane or beets)
These sugars can have a devastating effect on your health. For example, there have been a number of studies suggesting that fructose can lead to increased fat production, high cholesterol levels, and liver stress.
These sugars can also lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
4) Increased Risk of Many Diseases
There are many possible ways that these drinks can harm your body. For example:
*Diabetes – As previously mentioned, there is evidence that these drinks can lead to diabetes.
*Heart disease – If you consume excessive amounts of sugars, your risk of heart disease goes up.
*Liver stress – Your liver works hard to keep your body in balance. Processed drinks put a lot of unnecessary strain on it.
*Obesity – Liquid calories do not decrease your appetite the same way that solid food does. Consuming these drinks can lead to dangerous weight gain.
*Tooth decay – Sugar is highly acidic. These drinks can lead to cavities and loss of dental integrity.
5) Poorly Regulated
There are no governmental standards in terms of what drinks can be labeled as “vitamin water”. There are certain criteria that need to be met, such as the name itself and the fact that some vitamins must be added, but there are no minimum requirements for what vitamins are added or the specific amounts that can be used.
In fact, many of the drinks on the market are little more than flavored sugar water.
6) Lack of Dietary Fiber
Fiber is an important part of a balanced diet. These drinks have no fiber and very little nutritional value.
7) Lack of Nutrition
There is little to no nutrition in these drinks. They exist solely to make lots of money for the beverage industry.
8) Increased Risk of Obesity
Obesity is a major health concern in developed nations. Liquid calories (especially sugar-laden ones like these) can lead to dangerous weight gain.
9) Lack of Physical Activity
Due to the low nutritional value of these drinks and the sedentary nature of consuming them, they do nothing to promote physical activity.
10) Poorly Made
Even if you don’t have medical issues and are not concerned about your health, these drinks can cause serious problems. For example, in June 2007, Coca-Cola had to recall over 60 million bottles of Vitaminwater because they had been contaminated with the chemical used to clean toilet bowls.
If you are looking to improve your health with more than just vitamins and minerals, you need to turn away from these drinks. If you have any medical concerns or diagnosed illnesses, you should also stay away from them.
These drinks offer little to no nutrients while posing many potential health risks. They are heavily processed and do nothing for physical activity.
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