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Vitamin Water: My New Nemesis

Written on May 14, 2008 at 10:43 am, by Eric Cressey

Vitamin Water: It drives me crazy.

High-school kids drink it non-stop and think the added nutrients to it outweigh the problems associated with downing those nutrients with a bunch of simple sugar. Actually, most kids don’t even know that it’s loaded with “crystalline fructose;” they just think it’s regular water and someone just dissolved a Flintstones chewable into it and made it taste good.

You know what? Even though most young athletes eat terribly, they still get plenty of vitamins, for the most part. They also get plenty of fructose – so there’s certainly no need to supplement that.

As Dr. John Berardi has said in his Seven Habits of Highly Effective Nutrition Programs, “Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green tea.”

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