Sunday, August 08, 2010


Some of my friends suggested I should attempt to take slightly better care of my health before my general behaviour killed me. They pointed out the neither Jack Daniels nor Coca Cola were exactly beneficial beverages, so I experiment with alternatives – one of which was this stuff called Vitaminwater. Now I discover I have been wholly conned and there’s even a class action suit filed. I guess I’m going back to Jack and Coke. Separate or together.

“Now here's something you wouldn't expect. Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit public interest group, on the grounds that the company's vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims. No surprise there. But how do you think the company is defending itself? In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage." Does this mean that you'd have to be an unreasonable person to think that a product named "Vitaminwater," a product that has been heavily and aggressively marketed as a healthy beverage, actually had health benefits? Or does it mean that it's okay for a corporation to lie about its products, as long as they can then turn around and claim that no one actually believes their lies? 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.” Click here for more.

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Faux_Smoke said...

Drink water... Crazy as it sounds that stuff is good for you.

I wouldn't tell you shouldn't still have a cup of soda pop with a meal, though, I will say that when I went from drinking soda as damned near every glass of liquid I consumed to water mostly with the odd glass of juice or soda, I noticed distinct improvements in my energy levels & general sense of wellbeing. Try it out & see how you feel in a few days.

Ian said...

Jack will kill you. I recommend switching to a fine single malt whisky. Laphroaig or Adberg are good with food. Or as food...