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Vitamin Water?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by calvin1663, May 22, 2007.

  1. most_def

    most_def Well-Known Member

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    sorry to confuse people...it is a well packaged scam, but it tastes good...and as to the 125 calories, I'm 16 and need all the energy I can get......don't have to be counting calories for a while now (hopefully forever?)

    You don't have to count calories but it's important to be aware of where your calories are coming from. Most people are surprised when they read the label on Vitamin Water and see "125 calories" staring back at them. I think people of any age are better drinking something else.
     
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    • Like any other soft drink company (or any producer of high-calorie food/drink), I think they try and fool you with serving sizes. It's 50 cals per serving, or 125/bottle (as opposed to coke, which is 250 a bottle, IIRC). So calling it "water" might be a stretch, but I think it's a fine beverage, and "scam" is a little harsh.

    • As for the vitamins, who knows if they work. Like with supplements, there's probably MORE of each vitamin in there than stated on the label (QC is weak with vitamins, generally), but absorption and use by your body is always up in the air. It's obviously best to get vitamins and minerals from the unprocessed foods in which they naturally occur.
    J, why don't you just drink unsweetened iced tea? Earl Grey makes a good iced tea.
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    I can care less about vitamins. It tastes great and is a lot lighter tasting and not as syrupy tasting as gatoraide. I love the stuff.

    XXX
    Dragon Fruit
    Tropical Citrus
     
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    J, why don't you just drink unsweetened iced tea? Earl Grey makes a good iced tea.

    Because I like it sweet? [​IMG]
     
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    I use Propel.

    maybe its just me but some of the propel flavors kind of make my throat feel weird/burn? idk.
     
  7. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Well, at my age . . . that's normal.
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    [​IMG] Pocari > Vitamin Water any day of the week
    No way man, its all about drinking 70 lemons worth of Vitamin C in each bottle! [​IMG] Or Sapporo's Melon Creme Soda...mmm [​IMG]
     
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    Or Sapporo's Melon Creme Soda...mmm
    [​IMG]


    MMmmmmm Melon Soda (that is the shit, had a melon cream soda float at a Maid Cafe in Akiba, yeah had to experience it, that was really good.). Or what about Mitsuya Cider? Good stuff too, BUT this thread is about water/sports drinks not sodas.
     
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    this is pretty stupid...the body can only absorb a certain amount of a vitamin per day, so 70 lemons worth of vitamin c is stupid, you'll just piss out what you can't absorb
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    they just got acquired today by Coca Cola for $4.1 billion in cash
     
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    this is pretty stupid...the body can only absorb a certain amount of a vitamin per day, so 70 lemons worth of vitamin c is stupid, you'll just piss out what you can't absorb

    Thanks Mr Science! You are so smart!
     
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    they just got acquired today by Coca Cola for $4.1 billion in cash

    HOLY SCHNIKEES!!!
     
  14. dragon8

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    The y have a new one called XXX its a combo of acai, bluberry and pomegrante in it. Full of antioxcidents.
     
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    when you hear Coke bought it, it confirms your suspicion that it was unhealthy
     
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    this is pretty stupid...the body can only absorb a certain amount of a vitamin per day, so 70 lemons worth of vitamin c is stupid, you'll just piss out what you can't absorb

    much less stupid(and health detrimental) than chugging down 150 calorie of simple sugar (~37.5g) in one sitting. That's about half of the recommended daily limit of added sugar.
     
  17. calvin1663

    calvin1663 Senior member

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    Thanks Mr Science! You are so smart!
    are you serious?
     
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    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    they just got acquired today by Coca Cola for $4.1 billion in cash

    And our boyee Fitty made $400 million off the sale. Insane.
     
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    this is pretty stupid...the body can only absorb a certain amount of a vitamin per day, so 70 lemons worth of vitamin c is stupid, you'll just piss out what you can't absorb

    Lets just put it this way... Drinking more than about 8 oz of water when you are "thirsty" but not "dehydrated" (there is a scientific difference) is pretty stupid too, since your body won't absorb it and you just piss out what you don't absorb.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. calvin1663

    calvin1663 Senior member

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    except water's good for you, it flushes out your body, vitamin c just passes thru...
     

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