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Old 05-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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That's right, it's the latest in hydration technology!
This liquid is so wet, you will get hydrated better than with water!

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It's all natural too!
Ingredients: WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, NATURAL FLAVOR.



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Old 05-21-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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I avoid anything that has ingredients that end in -ose such as fructose, dextrose, maltose, sucrose, etc.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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It's quite amazing that true nutrients that the body can use have such a tough time with making any sort of health claim...yet an engineered liquid is not only allowed to call itself "natural", it makes a claim like that!!!

The FDA and the food/drug industry is quite disgusting.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:14 AM   #4
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A couple months ago Kraft was sued for labeling capri sun as "all natural" given that it contains HFCS.

http://cspinet.org/new/200701081.html
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I know a similar lawsuit was brought against 7 Up as well. According to the article, the lawsuit was dropped after Kraft agreed to abandon the all natural label. I have not looked at either a 7 Up or capri sun in a store recently, so I do not know if they really dropped the label or not.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:06 AM   #5
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Lincoln: "I avoid anything that has ingredients that end in -ose such as fructose, dextrose, maltose, sucrose, etc."

If that is the case, do you not eat fruit? I'm not bashing you, just curious.

I really dislike that companies call products "natural" or "healthy" when they contain artifical sweeteners, artificial dyes, HFCS, or trans fats. Heck, even tap water has Chlorine and Flouride in it. Too bad I don't have a artisian well in the backyard :-p
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:26 AM   #6
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Yes, I know that real fruit contains fructose. Yes, I eat fruit. (Except fruit with added sweetners like cranberry and many dried fruits.) The ingredient list for fruits does not contain the -ose words. It's a rule of thumb, not an ironclad definition. If some food needs to have an -ose ingredient added to it, then it probably should be avoided.
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:44 AM   #7
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Gotcha. I thought you tried to avoid oses in general. I agree with you that if they need to add sugar directly, it probably shouldn't be eaten.

I make an exception for natural honey sometimes but just because I love root beer and there is a brand that is all natural with vanilla and honey.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
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I saw the "All Natural" label very recently, so if they agreed to retract that, it hasn't happened yet (or it was a very old drink).

The claim of "Hydrates kids better than water!" still amazes me more than the "All Natural" lie.
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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A lot of sports drinks make this claim. What they mean is that the drink is absorbed more quickly than plain water. By adding small amounts of sugar and electrolytes, the concentration more closely matches that of blood and is able to be absorbed more quickly. Of course, you can do much better than Capri Sun Sport.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #10
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Yeah, well... you could probably get the same effect by adding a drop of soap to your water. Soap makes water "wetter". Doesn't mean I want it in my drink, though...

Nonfat chocolate milk beat out Gatorade in a recent study of post-exercise drinks. Beat it by a lot.

Rapid absorbtion is probably important if you are one step away from needing an IV drip. Other than that extreme, good old tap water probably absorbs more than fast enough.
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