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#1 Old 05-20-2007, 06:51 PM
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What is the deal with Vitamin Water? I know its not as good for you as they say...but is it harmful? I mean I know its better tahn gatorade and all that and that you shouldnt drink it for the vitamins, and one should get their vitamins from the food they eat; however, what if you just like the taste?



I drink regular water all teh time but with summer and the heat its just not as appealing 24/7....plus vitamin water has calories (which i need)...so do you think its okay if I drink some every now and then?



and what about smart water? whats the deal with that stuff?
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#2 Old 05-20-2007, 10:01 PM
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I have had vitamin water before from the brand, Vitamin Water. Usually they contain water soluble vitamins that cannot produce toxicity. The B12 they contain is a great supplement for us veg*ns.



My suggestion: vitamin enhanced water is okay to drink, but you don't want it to replace water consumption. The sugar some brands use metabolize quickly and will leave you with blood sugar fluctuations if you drink it on a constant basis.



I like to enjoy sports beverages in this manner: during my aerobic or anaerobic exercise(s), I drink nothing but water. Once I am finished and my muscles are in dire need of fuel, I drink a high glycemic beverage such as Gatorade to quickly refuel my muscles with precious nutrients. Then I'll follow that with carbohydrates to supply my body with a steady flow of fuel.
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#3 Old 05-23-2007, 12:20 PM
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VitaminWater is fine, especially if you need the calories. The important thing to remember though is that it is mainly water with a sugar syrup and some vitamins..you could drink some 100% juice and take a vitamin, and be far better off.
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