Spring is here and soon the cold drink season will be in full swing. This is the first of several friendly reminders that nothing beats water for hydration. It’s healthier and cheaper than anything else being marketed to you or your children.
Even if Snapple were to pay you 79 cents, we’d think twice before drinking its punches. Don’t fall for the “Refreshing Watermelon Punch at a great value” line. Water is refreshing. Snapple is candy in a bottle at best, and likely a first step to diabetes and other health issues.
Don’t believe us?
All 190 calories in its punch come from high fructose corn syrup. That’s the equivalent of 12 (T W E L V E !!) teaspoons of sugar.
Here is the ingredient list for the Watermelon Punch flavor:
FILTERED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVES), NATURAL FLAVORS, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), RED 40
If the sugar wasn’t bad enough for you, how about red #40, a potential carcinogen and artificial dye implicated in hyperactivity in some children?
Still not convinced? Enjoy the 4 different preservatives listed above. Some of them can do nasty things to the body.
How about drinking plain water and eating a real watermelon?