Didn't I already write this down? Oh yeah, I sorta did (Research that has just very recently been published in the journal Cancer Research shows that cancer cells can spread faster if they are fed fructose), so I guess this is a follow-up.
I hate drinking plain water. But I need to drink more of it. If you take any prescription medications, herbal treatments, etc. then you REALLY need to be sure to get enough water. I really would not care to have kidney problems so it's REALLY a must. Drinking liquids like tea just doesn't suffice because -guess what, there's a lot of caffeine in there which is a diretic! Strips water OUT of your body! Sooooo counter-productive. ARGH. So, I had to keep seeking.
I was enjoying these Fuze fruit infused/flavored water drinks but they are sweetened with Fructose, which is just not a good idea! :( Granted, it's probably better than a lot of the other not-natural sugar substitutes.... but I'd rather avoid a daily intake of something I've recently heard horrible research about.... The good doc Mercola agreed about this finding, as well: his recent article states that "fructose in any form -- including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and crystalline fructose -- is the worst of the worst!" Crystalline Fructose was in my tasty green tea and waters. ;(
So in my quest to find the right daily beverage for me, NOT containing HFCS or Fructose or any artificial sweeteners, I landed on Sobe Green Tea. Their Life Waters are also perfectly acceptable, as are Vitamin Waters, but I'm hoping to get the benefits of the green tea too while I'm at it. ;) I drink all 3, though this is my fav...
Some people won't be able to go for these due to sugar but I mean even 1 a day is just 25g of sugar. A day. Not so bad...
But again I say to you (hehe), If you must drink artificially sweetened beverage products,
- Avoid Aspertame (Diketopiperazine (DKP) is a byproduct of aspartame metabolism. DKP has been implicated in the occurrence of brain tumors.)
- Equal and NutraSweet contain Phenylalanine (50 percent of aspartame)
- Saccharin causes bladder cancer.
- I'm leery of Splenda because the research is not well tested. Chlorine by-products may remain in your body.
You can feel good about products made with Stevia / Truvia / PureVia! :) Gee, they ought to start giving me kickbacks for this, or something. Nah.... really, just finding a tasty AND safe beverage is rewarding enough for me. It's so rewarding that I felt compelled to share, in case anyone else might find this information to be enlightening, as well.