Thursday, August 11, 2011

Made from the best stuff on earth?

Made from the best stuff on earth?
Perhaps a catchy slogan, but hardly full disclosure.
Diet Lemonade Iced Tea ingredient list: Filtered water, sugar, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid, TEA, potassium citrate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium.

Water = good!
Sugar = maybe okay... No high fructose corn syrup anywhere around ... and I don't see Splenda, or Aspartame ...
lemon juice concentrate =I think this is okay ...
natural flavors (I can't always trust natural flavors, knowing that natural flavors can be chemically derived because all chemicals are derived from nature)
citric acid = kinda harmless, but why? It's a preservative ... I use it to clean my boilers.
TEA= good
potassium citrate = last time I checked I think this is a diuretic for dogs ... but maybe used here it's only to control the acid (wait ... they added the acid ...)
sucralose = BAD BAD BAD!!This is SPLENDA with it's Sunday-best name. It was hiding. Not the best stuff on earth!
acesulfame potassium = BAD BAD BAD!! This is the Sunday-best name for Aspartame. It too, was hiding.

My lemonade iced tea would be made of: Filtered water, good tea (from SensibiliTeas, of course), lemons, and sugar.
My diet lemonade iced tea would be made of : Filtered water, good tea, lemons and stevia.

It's really a matter of choice. You can run to the store and wait on line for 5 minutes to but a half gallon of the ``best stuff on earth'' or spend 5 minutes in the comfort of your home brewing iced tea with 10 times the antioxidants as bottled iced tea.
Drink real tea made from real tea and real water ... no more ingredients necessary!
Take responsibility for what you put in your body... and your children's bodies.
Read labels and understand the ingredients.
You can do it!

1 comment:

  1. Was thinking the same thing. 2.49 for 20oz of artificially sweetened tea? This is the last time I buy snapple.


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