Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vitamin Water: Healthy or Hype?

I never heard of vitamin water until I read a newsletter from iVillage yesterday. These are waters that have been added vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C, zinc, potassium, lutein and other fruit minerals- not sure where they get the minerals, either from natural organic sources or chemically-done ones.

Conclusion
Here's what Manuel Villacorta has to say;

This is a soft drink, plain and simple. Water is supposed to be water: plain, no calories, no additives. And people should get their vitamins from food, not drinks. If not, they're missing out on other essentials like fiber.
—Manuel Villacorta, R.D., national spokesman for the American Dietetic Association

I kind agree with Dr. Manuel. Water should be just water, no modifications to it. And it's safe to get our minerals directly from the right, true sources (fruits and vegetables) other than from man-made products.

I heard of a saying for those who wants to eat healthily, don't consume anything that our grandmothers won't recognize. That's completely true. Would they know what vitamin water is? I don't think so.

Source from iVillage







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