I think the extremism and fanaticism with dissecting every freakin ingredient is why some people are afraid to post on the diet forum. I specifically said in my original post, THIS IS JUST AN OPTION FOR THOSE WHO NEED LIQUID VITAMINS. It's not perfect, but I'm sure if you were to dissect your own diet and lifestyle, there would be many things wrong with it too.
This is one of the things that is helping ME with vitamin deficiencies, so if you disagree, so be it. I would love to be able to have the time to cook from scratch every day and make smoothies from organic fruits every day, but I have a job and many obligations. This is a realistic alternative for me. Not for everyone. For me, and the other thousands of people consuming vitamin water. Mind you, I only drink the sugarfree kind, not the regular ones.
LOL I have a job, too. I make enough vegetable juice at night to last me through the day. I can't fathom why people think cooking for themselves/making food for themselves is so hard/time consuming. Nobody needs liquid vitamins if they are eating actual food. I no longer even take supplements except maybe the Alive food-based multi if I'm feeling run down or if I'm traveling and not able to get the best food. My diet/lifestyle actually has to be perfect or my face will look like crap. My face is a barometer of how healthy my lifestyle is. If I'm eating weird additives, pesticides, sugar, cured meats, dairy, and not exercising and getting my 30 minutes of sun a day, I can guarantee that my skin will look truly awful. Vitamin Water is nothing but watered down chemical vitamins, flavorings and a clever marketing campaign. I'm glad you're happy to guzzle it down, but I'd rather drink beet juice with chia seeds in it, since I know for sure what's in it and can pronounce all the ingredients kthxbye...
Especially where crystalline fructose in VitaminWater is concerned, Dr. Mercola reveals:
Use a reliable source. You have lost all credibility.
Crystalline fructose is a processed sweetener derived from corn that is almost entirely fructose. It can also be made from sucrose (table sugar) by splitting the fructose and glucose molecules. Crystalline fructose consists of at least 98% pure fructose, any remainder being water and trace minerals. It is used as a sweetener in the likes of beverages and yogurts, where it substitutes for high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar. Crystalline fructose is estimated to be about 20 percent sweeter than table sugar, and 5% sweeter than HFCS.
Imma go all science up in this shiz
Edited by dscully, 01 June 2014 - 05:29 PM.
Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).
In a juicer, combine:
1 medium beet
2-3 stalks of celery
1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)
1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)
This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.
Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.
Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!