Clear American beverage: A Natural Lie

[ 13 ] October 12, 2011 |

Stated value

“Clear American naturally flavored sparkling water beverage with other natural flavors” is what you read on the label. In addition, it is  zero calories, zero caffeine and zero sugar. Oh, it contains Antioxidants: Vitamin E + Vitamin A + Zinc. The label suggests also that the content has something to do with pomegranate, blueberry and acai. All those words create an impression that this soda is: Antioxidant and vitamin water, naturally flavored with a variety of fruits. Sounds not bad at all, hah? Now let’s face the reality and look at the risk diagram.

DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!

Clear American Soda: Risk and Nutrition

Clear American Soda: Risk and Nutrition

True value

As you can see, the ingredients are water, artificial sweeteners, natural flavor, preservatives, two vitamins and zinc supplement. Let’s look into some details below.

Accordingly, you will get very high foreign additive risk of DDFI = 21/7 = 3 and miserable nutritional value of DDNF = 7/36 ~ 0.2. Of course, vitamins are not evil. But we may turn them against our interests if consume them in excess causing signs of vitamin toxicity. Again, as always, as with regard to sugar or HFCS and any other nutrients and foods, MODERATION is the golden key to lower risks.

When we consume sugar substitutes we, in fact, lie to our body. Our sensors send a message to the Central Nervous System that we got quick energy source from sugars that is not true. Based on the studies in animals, artificial sweeteners may trigger overeating and weight gain; read the article A Role for Sweet Taste: Calorie Predictive Relations in Energy Regulation.

Surprised? You should not be. There is always price to pay for lying. We often try to trick our nature. We want to eat and drink plenty of sweets without getting fat and when we got fat we want to get back slim without due efforts like by taking a “magic pill” or by  use of liposuction. Well, food and pharmaceutical industry serve our silly caprices pretty well. And they profit well too! So, all in all, millions of American people pay billions to both food and pharmaceutical industries just to undermine their own health and guarantee painful old years. Good news is that we can break this vicious circle by making less risky food choices.

Bottom line

Finally, I have tried this Clear American antioxidant beverage. The flavor was like body wash or something unnatural. You decide for yourself.

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Also, ZERO calories Sparkling Natural Mineral Waters:

DyeDiet RECOMMENDED: Pellegrino and Perrier mineral water

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The mineral water you can find at Walmart. Without issues associated with aspartame, preservatives this is superior thirst quencher. Make less risky food choices and hydrate yourself right!

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Comments (13)

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  1. MAISHA says:

    They also have a version sweetened with Rebiana (Stevia).

    • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

      Stevia is a natural sweetener which has been in use for centuries in South America. This is definitely better than both sucralose (a chlorinated sugar) and aspartame (dipeptide).

  2. Katie says:

    What are the cancers that I can be at risk for if I drink this water exactly. As a female?

    • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

      It is hard to say; my point is to avoid needless health risks whenever possible. According to the Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acesulfame_potassium) it is uncertain that acesulfame potassium may increase risks of cancers and neoplasms. Aspartame was shown to cause brain tumors in laboratory animals (see the links in the above post). Again, it is never possible to exactly predict what cancer may be triggered in a human; but by drinking this water regularly you will increasingly expose yourself to the risks of all the above named. Better safe than sorry.

  3. Know Both Sides says:

    I’m getting tired of seeing these scare campaigns in place. Each one always quoting the same exact study, the same ONE study conducted on rats. Are you serious? Jesus people, and here most of you don’t realize that most Tylenol and Benadryl OTC contain artificially sweeteners among other things to make it easier to take.

    Seeing how this article is related to aspartame, and it’s “cancer” causing affects, here is some released information from NCI (National Cancer Institute):

    Aspartame

    Aspartame, distributed under several trade names (e.g., NutraSweet® and Equal®), was approved in 1981 by the FDA after numerous tests showed that it did not cause cancer or other adverse effects in laboratory animals. Questions regarding the safety of aspartame were renewed by a 1996 report suggesting that an increase in the number of people with brain tumors between 1975 and 1992 might be associated with the introduction and use of this sweetener in the United States. However, an analysis of then-current NCI statistics showed that the overall incidence of brain and central nervous system cancers began to rise in 1973, 8 years prior to the approval of aspartame, and continued to rise until 1985. Moreover, increases in overall brain cancer incidence occurred primarily in people age 70 and older, a group that was not exposed to the highest doses of aspartame since its introduction. These data do not establish a clear link between the consumption of aspartame and the development of brain tumors.

    In 2005, a laboratory study found more lymphomas and leukemias in rats fed very high doses of aspartame (equivalent to drinking 8 to 2,083 cans of diet soda daily) (1). However, there were some inconsistencies in the findings. For example, the number of cancer cases did not rise with increasing amounts of aspartame as would be expected. An FDA statement on this study can be found at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108650.htm on the Internet.

    Subsequently, NCI examined human data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study of over half a million retirees. Increasing consumption of aspartame-containing beverages was not associated with the development of lymphoma, leukemia, or brain cancer (2).

    You can read this article again and among other pertaining to other artificial sweateners at:

    http://cancer.gov/topics/factsheets/artificial-sweeteners

    There is NO 100% guranteed evidence out there says this stuff does cause cancer, otherwise we’d all be dead by now for 90% of the stuff on the market contains artificial sweateners. You’d more so over have a greater risk of getting cancer from pumping gasoline into your car each week, as it contains know toxins that do cause cancer, just breathing in the fumes of gasoline can cause lung cancer/brain injury.

    No to mention the Sun itself causes skin cancer in a lot of people today. There are so many things out there nowadays in our world that are evidenced based and proved to gurantee cause cancer upon exposure.

    Don’t let articles like these above related to artificial sweeteners scare you into avoiding a bunch of food products that are healthy alternatives to most fattening foods out there today. You are much better off drinking that American clear water then a Coca-Cola, or other soda.

    Also, never believe Wikipedia websites no matter what, Wikipedia can never be sited in any scholarly articles as it is not guranteed to contain factual information as it is “open source” and edited by users everyday. I could go in right now on that link posted with this article, and change all the information on that wiki page to say that “Aspertame causes magically rainbows to form all around you and is proven to expand the average persons lifespan by 150 years”.

    So yeah, research more before getting sucked up into these scare adds that push you away from cheap alternatives. I mean a 1.50$ for one bottle of sparkling water! When you can by a 12 pack of one liter bottles of American Clear Water for 7.50$?

    Take care everyone.

  4. DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

    Thank you for your comment. Obviously you are related to the beverage industry. The whole point of you “debunking” post is to convince readers to buy the product you monetize on. Your opinion is influenced.

    First, you have not specified which exactly “same ONE study conducted on rats” you are talking about. If it is a study of 2005, then you are lost. I have quoted two industry and government INDEPENDENT studies by Prof. Soffritti (Italy) published in peer-reviewed Environmental Health Perspectives journal in 2006 and 2007. The study concludes: “Our study shows that APM is a multipotential carcinogenic compound whose carcinogenic effects are evident even at a daily dose of 20 mg/kg bw, much less than the current ADI for humans in Europe (40 mg/kg bw) and in the United States (50 mg/kg bw).” Yes, of course, the results were obtained in laboratory animals. Would YOU like to sign up for volunteering a guinea pig instead??

    Second, there is HUGE difference between accidental smelling gasoline and regular long-term ingestion of a chemical like Aspartame.

    Third, while Wikipedia is “open source” and edited by users, it is a good place to start exploration of any topic because, let me tell you, almost every article in Wikipedia contains references to original sources. Those who interested can always follow them.

    Fourth, American Clear Water is a solution of chemicals fortified with a few vitamins that are easy available from everyday food intake anyway. For instance, RDI for Vitamin A is only 1 mg. Your unhealthy drink does not worth spending a penny. In contrast, mineral water is much healthier zero calorie choice.

    • Cain Toomey says:

      Firslty, I enjoy the taste of Clear American.

      Secondly, regarding your comment about one of the posters being a part of the beverage industry, [i]how in gods name do you fucking know that?[/i] Do you know who he really is, that he’s (or she’s) an actual paid for representative of the beverage companies trying to counter act such scare tactics?

      I’m not saying your right or wrong here, what I am saying is it is a cliched method of rebuking someone who offers a different opinion by saying “Well your tied to our enemy, [i]so of course you’d say that[/i]!” More than that, its rude, and below intelligent people.

      Thank you for your time.

      • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

        First, thank you for your comment! No one is perfet and I am not an exception. I will take your advice seriously.

        Second, unfortunately, “it tastes good” is no longer a good criterion to choose a healthy food or drink. I want referring you to the book by Eric Schlosser “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Food-Nation-Dark-All-American/dp/0547750331 from reading of which you will see how the army of food scientists and chemists (perhaps, like myself – I am a professional PhD chemist, FYI) is working for Big Food to make ANY, literally ANY junk taste good and, even worse, ADDICTIVE to public.

        Third, I want to refer you to an Interview with Bruce Bradley: A Former Big Food Executive Talks http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/11/20/interview-with-bruce-bradley-a-former-big-food-executive-talks/

        I hope this will help you to better see what is really happening in the American food industry. Please come back for reading. Oh! You are welcome trying FREE Dye Diet Calculator (http://www.dyediet.com/calculator/) to estimate Health Risk and Nutrition of any processed food.

      • Jamie says:

        AMEN. That comment alone makes me not trust this website. If Dye Diet won’t even consider someone else’s argument (if you disagree, you must be paid by the enemy) why should I trust that they are posting accurate, unbiased information? Furthermore, as a diabetic, if I cut out everything with sugar and artificial sweeteners what am I left with besides water, coffee, and unsweetened tea? I’m getting a diet coke right now.

        • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

          Well, first, you may want to try stevia (Truvia) – the natural sweetener that has been in use in South America for centuries. Second, I am not your doctor; I am not telling you what you should and what you shouldn’t eat or drink. I only give you facts based on the analysis of food ingredients. Then you decide what is best for you. Third, illness implies limitations. I do not drink sodas at all and I do not eat much sugar neither. I am 57 and I lift 315 pounds wondering why young Americans consume energy drinks. So, if I was diabetic, I would stick to PURE WATER only to enjoy real life, not sweets, especially artificial and fake ones. You decide, it’s up to you.

          • DrinkWater says:

            The replies in this post is immature banter.

            You silly spoiled little puppets of the almighty “TASTE”.

            Anything artificial has consequences and anything out of moderation as well.

  5. Ray Kaye says:

    “..Recent independent studies demonstrated that aspartame produces multi-potential carcinogenic effects in rats….”

    *** Please list those studies….

    “…. Aspartame has been recently named among three worst sweeteners……”

    *** According to whom?

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