1 Gallon of PURE WATER vs Water+Flavorings,etc

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    1 Gallon of PURE WATER vs Water+Flavorings,etc


    Is there really a big difference health-wise (Liver? Kidneys? Detox?) if one were to consume PURE water vs Sugar Free Drinks like Powerade and/or Crystal Light and/or BCAA drink mixes?
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    I often wondered the same thing about diet coke or zero coke....hey its water, but it has some artificial flavorings and carbonation and sometimes caffeine. I drink some G2 as well, which is essentially water with minimal carbs in it....I'm curious about this subject too.
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    Depends on the amount of dyes, artificial flavors, sweeteners, etc.
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    I always drink only pure water or decaf tea aside from my intrawo BCAA shake

    Most likely the difference is negligible with some drinks or crystal light, I use to
    drink 1 can of sugar free redbull on my day off, and while the profile is flawless
    it just didn't feel right.. Probably just my paranoia but with water can't really go wrong
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    I tend to agree AutoKal - but, Im not certain hence the inquiry

    Rodja seems to have elaborated but not sure that totaly satisfies my interest in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    I tend to agree AutoKal - but, Im not certain hence the inquiry

    Rodja seems to have elaborated but not sure that totaly satisfies my interest in this.
    Artificial sweetners, fillers and other additives. Look up the metabolic reactions of each and you'll find your difference. Some would say it's enough to warrant one over the other, some not so much.
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    I love diet Dr. Pepper more than anyone...but damn it makes me carry more water than I want..

    I've drank alot of those "flavored water" (bottled and packet mixes) and found it be tasty and beneficial in terms of keeping me from going insane. Drinking straight up water all day just cramps my style... Occasionally I'll mix a little intra or teeny tiny bit of pre for flavoring
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    Here is the deal --

    When I diet for contests I adhere to, and have the people I coach adhere to the following:

    Drink 1.5 -- 2 gallons of PURE spring h2O throughout the day. Have those gallons in jugs or measured bottles segregated.

    Then I tell everyone to drink your diet cokes, crystal lights etc....ALONGSIDE the mandatory 1.5-2 gallons.

    This way you KNOW you met your water requirements + you get your "extra credit" treat drinks in. However,

    you should be so full from pure water --- that you will not overdo the extra credit drinks. Also -- I try to steer clear of

    low calorie drinks with glucose polymers in them such as ALL crystal light flavors EXCEPT lemonade. Every flavor BUT lemonade has maltodextrin listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPorter View Post
    low calorie drinks with glucose polymers in them such as ALL crystal light flavors EXCEPT lemonade. Every flavor BUT lemonade has maltodextrin listed.

    -Matt
    Interesting enough I drink a lot of the Great Value Propel knock off drink powders. 10 cals, and ingredients don't have maltodextrin. When you said that I went and looked at the ingredient make up on the drink packets. Now the flavored GV ones that are crystal light knock offs do have it in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D2footballjrc View Post
    Interesting enough I drink a lot of the Great Value Propel knock off drink powders. 10 cals, and ingredients don't have maltodextrin. When you said that I went and looked at the ingredient make up on the drink packets. Now the flavored GV ones that are crystal light knock offs do have it in them.
    Yes -- never trust the ingredient labels and how they translate into the nutrition facts -- they do some serious "rounding off" that is simply not accurate.

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    You'd probably have to drink a **** load for it to make a real difference.

    If you're looking for options to add taste, why not just add a splash of juice to your water?
  

  
 

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