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Old 04-25-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Vitamin water is really good for you? I know the powerade and gatorade is loaded with high fructore corn syrup. but what about the V-Water? is it any diffrent?
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Vitamin water is really good for you? I know the powerade and gatorade is loaded with high fructore corn syrup. but what about the V-Water? is it any diffrent?
Well, are you talking about the brand that says "vitamin water" on all their bottles? Check the ingredients. Is one of them "crystalline Fructose"? That's the same as high-fructose corn syrup. You really don't want to put any of that stuff in your body!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:10 AM
 
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Why not just take the vitamins you need? Why "vitamin" water?
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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It is a very expensive way to "take" vitamins and I would wonder about their stability dissolved in water for however long the shelf life is - - - no, I would just take real vitamins and drink filtered water [but don't buy it - get a Brita or something similar and don't re-use the plastic bottles - look for bottles that are BPA free or use stainless]
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Since you're young and you need to eat better (from what you've said on your other posts), i'd suggest focusing on eating good, whole foods and saving your money.
If you're eating junk and if you're overweight and at risk for the various issues that may arise as a result, taking vitamins is not a solution and won't mitigate your health issues and i wouldn't bother with those vitamin drinks ... they're costly and they're just adding to the glut of plastic bottles.
Eat well, get at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise a day (just get out there and take a brisk walk ... don't kill yourself), lose the extra weight and then consider taking a good supplement if you feel the need.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:15 AM
 
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I am terribly skeptical of a product recommendation from a first time poster.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I am terribly skeptical of a product recommendation from a first time poster.
Yep.
Spam.
Should be removed imo.
And i went to that site ... not worth it ... don't bother.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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Yep.
Spam.
Should be removed imo.
And i went to that site ... not worth it ... don't bother.
Agreed. These one-post-wonders like to pop up on the health forum sections and push their new-fangled snake oils.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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No it's not really good for you. Drink water with a twist of lemon or lime instead.
Coca-Cola Sued for Marketing Vitaminwater as Healthy
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Well, in reality a bottle of Vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, including crystalline fructose. 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 metabolizes to triglycerides and adipose tissue, not blood glucose. The downside of this is that fructose does not stimulate your insulin secretion, nor enhance leptin production. (Leptin is a hormone involved in appetite regulation.)

Because insulin and leptin act as key signals in regulating how much food you eat, as well as your body weight, this suggests that dietary fructose may contribute to increased food intake and weight gain.

Additionally, fructose is also known to significantly raise your triglycerides, which puts you at an increased risk of heart disease.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Ouch. Isn't that about 8 teaspoons of sugar?!
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