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The Skinny On: Fruit Flavored Water

When it comes to hydration do flavored waters do the job?

Just about every water company has some new fangled version of water on the market, but are they as healthy as plain water?

Glaceau makes some vitamin waters that contain a lot less sugar than fruit juices making them an alternative. Plus each flavor contains a different set of vitamins and nutrients. They also make fruit waters which add a little bit of flavor to plain water, but they also add sugar and 50 calories.

Some fruit flavored waters, like Fruit2O, use artificial sweeteners like Splenda to sweeten up the drink without adding calories.

Fit's Tips: I wouldn't exactly put these flavored waters in the category of good old natural healthy hydrating water. It's a great alternative to soda, but don't replace it for water. When traveling, choose plain old water instead.

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green_eyed_chic green_eyed_chic 10 years
LifeWater & VitaminWater are THE BEST!!! I don't like to drink carbonated drinks to often so I tend to go for either of these. But of course, they don't beat go ole NATURAL!
marie8833 marie8833 10 years
im sorry people, but i just hate regular water, it makes me feel bloated and sick. aquafina flavorsplash is all i can drink.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 10 years
I usually don't like flavored water, but I love me some vitamin water! It's too expensive to replace plain water, but every once in a while I will indulge.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
the only flavored water i like is Dasani lemon water!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i agree too! I like to flavor my water with a little bit juices that you can buy seperately, like pomegranate.
MaryHmfn MaryHmfn 10 years
I agree. Plain water is best, but that's just my opinion. I've tried flavored water once, and I just didn't agree with it. I've always drank plain water since. ♥ MC
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
I've never enjoyed flavored waters. The ones I've tried have a distinct artificial taste. (Hmmmm, wonder why. . . :p ) Plain water for me; there's nothing better.
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