Monday, June 02, 2008

Unhealthiest Drinks in America

Many people claim they eat healthfully yet still can't drop the weight. Big news: you could be sucking up to 20% of your calories through a straw.

Worst "Healthy" Drink

Glaceau VitaminWater (any flavor; 20 oz bottle)
130 calories
33 grams sugar

Vitamins and water may seem like a winning team, but what the label fails to mention is that this drink packs nearly as much sugar and calories as a can of Coke. It should make sense though, as this beverage is produced by the Coca-Cola Company.

1 comment:

mona, ms, rd said...

I am a dietitian and feel it's important to remind people that you can't compare the nutritional information of two different serving sizes, which is what is you're doing in this post. VitaminWater is 20 fl. oz and a can of coke is 12 fl. oz. VitaminWater actually contains about half the amount of calories & carbs of an equivalent amount of coke. The sugar in VitaminWater comes from natural fructose that doesn't cause a spike in blood sugar, whereas the high fructose corn syrup in soda along with caffeine causes a sudden crash in energy. VitaminWater can easily be incorporated into someone's daily intake with planning. You get B vitamins and natural sweeteners for sustained energy with no added chemicals or preservatives when you drink VitaminWater.