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Coke Admits Vitaminwater Health Claims Are Bogus

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by durvasa, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. durvasa

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    Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robbins/the-dark-side-of-vitaminw_b_669716.html
     
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  2. Cohete Rojo

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    As long as it doesn't make b****es fat I am cool with it.
     
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    <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/okYQKF1924k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/okYQKF1924k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
     
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    All supplemental vitamins are crap. It's just "cool" to go after "evil" coke (its a, gasp, corporation). Let's see them go after the BS hippie health stores.
     
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  5. BEAT LA

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    I can't be the only one who thought it had some health benefits? Some vitamins maybe....I don't know...I did know net balance is negative health benefits.
     
  6. glynch

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    this is the best you can do to defend your beloved corporations? GOP?
     
  7. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

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    Somewhere 50 Cent is laughing his butt off... :grin:
     
  8. wreck

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    Im a reasonable person and I believed it had some health benefits, thats why I assumed it tasted so horribly.
     
  9. durvasa

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    Same here. If its going to be loaded with sugar and all-around unhealthy, it might as well taste good.
     
  10. Major

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    It's all a matter of perspective. There are *some* vitamins in Vitamin-water. How much depends on what you expected, I guess. Here's a key part of the article:

    In fact, 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.

    Is any harm being done by this marketing ploy? After all, some might say consumers are at least getting some vitamins, and there isn't as much sugar in vitaminwater as there is in regular Coke.

    True. But about 35 percent of Americans are now considered medically obese. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight. Health experts tend to disagree about almost everything, but they all concur that added sugars play a key role in the obesity epidemic, a problem that now leads to more medical costs than smoking./i]

    He's really not saying that it has no nutrient value - just not very much. He's also completely wrong about the sugar level. A normal-size 20oz bottle of VitaminWater has 13g of sugar, as opposed to his 33. A 12oz can of coke has 39g. So if you're using VitaminWater to replace water, you're getting a lot more sugar. If you're using it instead of Coke, then you're getting much less sugar.
     
  11. SirCharlesFan

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    I'm pretty sure Vitamin Water has 13g of Sugar per 8 oz "serving," of which there are 2.5 servings in a 20 oz bottle, which would come out to about 33g.

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  13. WhoMikeJames

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    VitaminWater is the biggest scam ever.

    Sugar+Water+Vitamins

    How about you just eat some fruit and veggies? All the vitamins you need.
     
  14. Dr of Dunk

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    Bottled water was the biggest.

    This is up there, though. Hell, just get a glass of water and a multivitamin if you want it that bad - it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
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    Gatorade isn't much different....they lowered the sugar content recently, but it still has a good amount of sugar.

    The problem with these drinks is that people started drinking them 24/7. They drink them as snacks, when they eat, AND as a workout drink, even if their workout was a walk around the block. Also, most bottles are 2-4 servings and people drink the whole bottle at once.

    They should be drank after or during a good amount of exercise, or if you're dehydrated, but water should be enough to keep from becoming dehydrated on an average day.
     
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    "I took quarter water, sold it in bottles for 2 bucks
    and Coca-Cola came and bought it for billions, what the ****?"
     
  17. Major

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    My bad - that's ridiculous that a VW has 2.5 servings in one bottle. Looks like Gatorade does the same thing.

    I don't drink Vitamin Water, but is it trying to compete with things like Gatorade/Powerade? Or more with things like Propel (which has no sugar)? It seems like it would aim to compete more with Propel, but it seems to be created more like Gatorade (same amount of sugar, etc).
     
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    I've been calling this one for forever. I've always made fun of my girlfriends drinking their trendy $2 vitamin waters after workouts. I can't wait to give them this link.
    Not only did the poor taste trick people, but also the colors of the drinks tricked people. They used a lot of natural looking dyes for the drinks, not crazy unhealthy looking colors like gatorade and powerade.
    I'll stick to my gummy bear vitamins
     
  19. SirCharlesFan

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    Seriously, every single bottle of every non-alcoholic beverage I've ever seen defines a serving as 8 ozs.
     
  20. codell

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    I wonder if this is good for you:

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