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March 26, 2012 7:28 PM
Over the weekend I have fallen in love with the "Clear American" brand of flavored water found in Wal-Mart. This delicious flavored water claims to have:

0 sugar
0 caffeine
0 calories
0 sodium
Natural flavors

It tastes so amazing that I'm starting to wonder if it's too good to be true? I put myself on a water-only fast last month and was excited to discover this "water" that tastes so great! But does it have any hidden ingredients that aren't really healthy, or that I should be leery about? Because at this rate, I've already gone through about 6 1-liter bottles, just since Saturday! If it's healthy as it seems, I'm ready to buy a case! If it's not, I'll go back to plain 'ol H2O.

What do you know about this flavored water? Have you tried it?
March 26, 2012 7:29 PM
aspartame

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html
Edited by jeathey On March 26, 2012 7:32 PM
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March 26, 2012 7:29 PM
If you drink a bottle or two a day you should be fine.
March 26, 2012 7:30 PM
Wish i could help you there, but i cant say i have heard of it.. but am intersted in it!
March 26, 2012 7:33 PM
It does have artificial sweetner but I drink a 33.9 ounce bottle daily. It tastes so good that it makes getting at least 4 of my 8 glasses of water in easily!
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March 26, 2012 7:34 PM
Nothing secret about it. Just read the ingredients:
Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Natural Flavor, Aspartame, Potassium Benzoate (A Preservative), Acesulfame Potassium. Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine
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March 26, 2012 7:36 PM
I've heard artificial sweeteners have "bad" effects on your body, but I love the Key Lime flavored sparkling water! I have a really sensitive stomach, and it's never given me any trouble (unlike the walmart brand flavor packets that you put in water to make it taste better).

Try one or two, see how your body feels after you drink it.
March 26, 2012 7:37 PM
Hmmm. You might want to read the ingredients. bigsmile
Edited by mommanurse33 On March 26, 2012 7:37 PM
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March 26, 2012 7:37 PM
I generally stay away from anything with aspartame, except for very occasionally - but honestly, I would never consume something daily (or more than once daily) that contains it. You're definitely better off drinking regular water...but, it's really a matter of how you feel about artificial sweeteners and their potential risks - some people don't care about it.
March 26, 2012 7:38 PM
Thank You! Seems like I need to do some research and find out what each of these ingredients are and whether or not they're healthy. Other than "carbonated water", I don't know what the other stuff is, Lol!
March 26, 2012 7:40 PM
QUOTE:

I generally stay away from anything with aspartame, except for very occasionally - but honestly, I would never consume something daily (or more than once daily) that contains it. You're definitely better off drinking regular water...but, it's really a matter of how you feel about artificial sweeteners and their potential risks - some people don't care about it.


Thanks! I'm going to check out some of the risks of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners.
March 26, 2012 7:43 PM
:it is clear that aspartame is safe, and there are no unresolved questions regarding its safety under conditions of intended use."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12180494

Science trumps alarmism
March 26, 2012 7:52 PM
QUOTE:

:it is clear that aspartame is safe, and there are no unresolved questions regarding its safety under conditions of intended use."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12180494

Science trumps alarmism


Sounds good to me! And it certainly tastes good! Bottoms up, Lol!
March 26, 2012 8:01 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

:it is clear that aspartame is safe, and there are no unresolved questions regarding its safety under conditions of intended use."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12180494

Science trumps alarmism


Sounds good to me! And it certainly tastes good! Bottoms up, Lol!


Yeah, I don't claim to have any particular proof of it...it's just what you're taught through the years of trying to make healthy decisions. Risks or not, some people just choose to stay away from artificial ingredients, but if they aren't as bad for you as we were led to believe, then enjoy! I swear, I can't keep up with what is and isn't bad for us anymore!! noway lol!
March 26, 2012 8:47 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

:it is clear that aspartame is safe, and there are no unresolved questions regarding its safety under conditions of intended use."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12180494

Science trumps alarmism


Sounds good to me! And it certainly tastes good! Bottoms up, Lol!


Yeah, I don't claim to have any particular proof of it...it's just what you're taught through the years of trying to make healthy decisions. Risks or not, some people just choose to stay away from artificial ingredients, but if they aren't as bad for you as we were led to believe, then enjoy! I swear, I can't keep up with what is and isn't bad for us anymore!! noway lol!


LOL! I totally agree! It's so hard to keep up. That's why I was even questioning this water in the first place. Kinda funny that I even have to ask if WATER is okay to drink? Lol! I even read recently that "organic" isn't always what it seems....it's the kind of thing that will drive you crazy! I tried looking up some of the other ingredients on the water bottle and the explanations made my head swim. So I guess I'll just keeping on drinking it, but still make H2O as my first choice as much as possible. drinker smile
March 26, 2012 8:50 PM
QUOTE:

aspartame

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html

More propaganda pure and simple. There has never been one proven study anywhere in the world that Aspartame has any risk to human health whatsoever. It has been around for 40 years and not one sickness or death has ever been linked to it in any way.
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March 26, 2012 9:16 PM
QUOTE:

It does have artificial sweetner but I drink a 33.9 ounce bottle daily. It tastes so good that it makes getting at least 4 of my 8 glasses of water in easily!


What is your fav flavor? I love White Grape and Peach! =)
March 26, 2012 9:24 PM
I always stay away from artificial sweetners as well. I just can't stand the after taste of them. I was using aspartame and Splenda quite a bit over a period of a few months. I developed severe muscle aches and pains to the point I could not exercise and even walking was difficult. The pain was all over my body...weird! I had a bunch of testing done by the docs but they couldn't find anything. I decided to cut out the sweetners and within about a week all symptoms were gone. I firmly believe all of our bodies are different though and some of us have sensitivities. I'm guessing my body just doesn't like them. Everybody has to find what works for them. That water does sound great though!
March 26, 2012 9:25 PM
I love all the flavors. So good!
March 26, 2012 9:27 PM
I LOVE this stuff!!! Drink it all the time!
March 26, 2012 9:32 PM
It says "America" in it.......nuff said. Drink regular water, I don't get the big deal of avoiding that...
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March 26, 2012 9:33 PM
QUOTE:

:it is clear that aspartame is safe, and there are no unresolved questions regarding its safety under conditions of intended use."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12180494

Science trumps alarmism


Amen to that. So tired of the doomsday prophesies of asparatame and other sweeteners. Ughhhh.....
  8782296
March 26, 2012 9:34 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

aspartame

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-side-effects.html

More propaganda pure and simple. There has never been one proven study anywhere in the world that Aspartame has any risk to human health whatsoever. It has been around for 40 years and not one sickness or death has ever been linked to it in any way.


Again- thank you!! :)
  8782296
March 26, 2012 9:34 PM
It's jsut diet soda.
March 26, 2012 9:35 PM
One word: Nutradeath (Nutrasweet).
Nasty stuff.

Now Frys/Kroger has a similar product, no nutradeath (I think it's actually Splenda, but generic). or those Mio thingys.
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