“Diet Sodas, Sugar Drinks or Water?”
There has been a national push to make the foods and drinks, especially to our youth, more healthy. Consequently, large soda drink manufacturers, such as Coke and Pepsi, are peddling “healthy sodas.” Ingredients in these so called healthy sodas include niacin (vitamin B6), vitamin E and chromium. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said, Coke has made a range of unsupported claims about VitaminWater that are not allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Coke’s advertisements for VitaminWater use terms such as “endurance, rescue, energy and defense” and claim that it is a healthy alternative to soda; whereas, I believe that good ole’ water is a healthy alternative to soda.