With the light airy colors, a well-funded marketing campaign, and healthy spokespersons, many people think vitamin waters are healthy. What could be better than quenching your thirst and getting a healthy dose of vitamins at the same time? Sure, there are some vitamins in these products but are they even necessary? The average American is already getting a surplus of these vitamins without drinking this product. Any added vitamins found in this product are most likely going to end up in the toilet when you urinate. The body simply doesn’t have a need for this excess. Combine that with the multiple lawsuits these companies are facing, and it should at the very least make you skeptical of their claims.
However, the real reason these products are so bad for us is black and white. A simple look at the nutrition label can be a bit startling. One bottle of vitamin water (as pictured above) contains 125 calories and 33 grams of sugar. Let’s think about this for a minute. A can of Coke contains 110 calories and 30 grams of sugar. Would you really be running to slam an icy cold can of Coke when you left the gym? Of course not. So why would you run to replenish yourself with this stuff? Don’t let these “healthy” products trick you. Vitamin water is nothing more than over hyped sugar-water that is making you fat. Stick to good old-fashioned water before, during, and after exercise.