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Does Vitamin Water Have Electrolytes?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does Vitamin Water have electrolytes? Vitamin water does have fortified electrolytes as well as vitamins and minerals just like Gatorade. But just because it has electrolytes, some vitamins and minerals doesn’t make it healthy. It has a lot of added sugars that makes it unhealthy. It is marketed as a healthy drink, but there are no health benefits at all.

Vitamin water is a brand of beverages owned by Coke Cola. The crystalline fructose and sucrose in the added sugar is what is linked to so many different health conditions.

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One 20-ounce bottle of Vitamin water contains about 120 calories and 32 grams of sugar which is 50% less sugar than coke. Studies have shown that fructose is the most harmful component of the added sugar that can really harm you if taken for a long time.

Sugar sweetened beverages like Vitamin water, Gatorade and others are linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and extra weight gain. Some studies have shown a 60% increased risk in obesity in children. And there is also an increase in a variety of different chronic diseases from this.

In 2009 researchers at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published a report in the American Clinical Journal of Nutrition. And it stated in that report that the quickest way to lose weight is to cut down on liquid calorie consumption.

It is advisable by most health experts to not consume more than 10% of your daily calories in added sugar. Added sugar is linked to tooth decay, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

The fructose from added sugar can cause the following:

  • Increase in blood cholesterol
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Fat buildup around organs
  • Elevated risk of fatty liver disease

Vitamin water contains:

  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Chromium

A lot of the micronutrients in Vitamin water you are already getting from your diet. Because Vitamin water contains vitamin A and E; you need to be careful that you do not consume too much of these micronutrients along with your diet as it could be harmful to you. More is not necessarily better when it comes to micronutrients.

“Sugar sweetened beverages like Vitamin water, Gatorade and others are linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and extra weight gain.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is although Vitamin water has electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals it doesn’t make it a healthy beverage. In fact, it is not a healthy beverage. Surprisingly, Coca Cola was sued for marketing it as a healthy beverage. Vitamin water may taste good when you drink it. For health purposes consume it within moderation.

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