Clear American beverage: A Natural Lie

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.



Arizona Beverages and Xingtea 

Arizona Beverages and XangTea

DyeDiet RECOMMENDED: Arizona Beverages and XangTea

Also, ZERO calories Sparkling Natural Mineral Waters:

DyeDiet RECOMMENDED: Pellegrino and Perrier mineral water

DyeDiet RECOMMENDED: Pellegrino and Perrier mineral water

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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  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).

    • Whitley Colton says:

      I LOVE, LOVE the Clear American Water. Was SO disappointed to read the article :( It has helped me immensely to stay away from candy and such as I have an enormous sweet tooth. I’ve lost 40 lbs. drinking this water when I crave sugar. I also dislike REGULAR water thus…drinking this water is giving my daily requirement of WATER. REALLY, is the amount I drink (2 bottles a day) enough to HURT me?????

      • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

        I tell you this: Aspartame is NOT a healthy and safe sugar replacement. Healthy course of action is to reduce your sugar consumption
        without adding any replacements.

        • Paul J Crews says:

          I feel ya. I just recently started drinking Clear American. Well after reading this information, it back to black coffee and water. I guess as they say, If it sounds to good to be true…it probably is. It clear now that i am not truly American Clear

    • Whitley Colton says:

      Maisha, where do you find the brand made with Rebiana? I get the regular water at WALMART (only place I’ve ever seen it! They don’t have the kind you talk about. Thanks!

  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 ( 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.

      • William says:

        From what I’m reading about Aspartame not really all that much to worry about unless you plan on making yourself a lab rat.

  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, 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 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:

    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.

    • Shawn Franklin says:

      I agree. These scare tactics are as useful as the Reefer Madness b.s. was to the use of marijuana. Too much “chicken little” hysteria and not enough science to back up the narrative.

    • Skip Martin says:

      Thanks for setting the record straight. Aspartame is not shown to have negative health effects. I think someone has an agenda.

  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” 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

        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 ( 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.

          • Guy with a Brain says:

            “I would stick to PURE WATER only to enjoy real life…”

            That’s a nice little window into your biased view on the subject. Hate to break it to you, but some of us have actually figured out how to “enjoy real life” without sticking to bland pure water. You’re missing out on life, buddy!

            You never answered Toomey’s question as to how could you possibly know that “Know Both Sides” is in any way “Obviously … related to the beverage industry.” That question was avoided altogether, passed off with a mere link that still fails to answer the question, or provide any validity to your claim.

            Furthermore, “Know Both Sides” provided references to legitimate researches on these ingredients, in a well-grounded counter to yours. Let’s face it; there are claims that everything in the world somehow, someway, in some form, causes cancer. Yes, we use lab rats. However, it has been proven that what affects one species does not guarantee the same effect on another species.

            You stated that recent [i]independent[/i] studies have shown “as low a dosage as 20 mg/Kg, that is 2.5 times lower than the 50 mg Acceptable Daily Intake in the USA!” Do you realize that the average weight of a lab rat is less than 1 kg? The global average weight of a human in 2012 was 64 kg. I don’t know how skilled you are at math, but 1 kg compared to 64 kg is significantly less than 2.5 times a lower weight. More along the lines of 64 times a lower weight.

            You article is riddled with flaws. Your counter arguments to posted counter arguments are immature and lacking. You avoid answering in an unbiased fashion and interject only your view, your opinion. No quality researcher would do so.

            This article is junk.

          • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

            Thank you for your detailed insight. I feel you are one of the swill marketing team.

    • Anonymous says:

      I would like to know why ur company is not supplying 2ltr bottles to Walmart anymore. I love this more then pop an if you would make more flavored in 2ltr

    • Katlin says:

      I stopped reading at Wikipedia is a reliable source. It in fact is not. Go to any school whether it be middle, high, college, or trade every single one of them will not accept a source from Wikipedia. It may contain true information, but it is not to be depended upon as a reliable source. Also, if you are going to knock a product for any reason at least get the name right. It is Clear American not American Clear Water.

      • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

        Thank you for your comments. References to original sources is what makes Wikipedia a reliable source. Follow the references and the references in them to dig the truth out.

  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?

  6. Any mouse says:

    I just want to know who proof reads your post, because your grammar is really bad in some spots, not too mention if you are such against these drinks where is your degree that says you know what you are talking about? that is one thing I think would put anyone’s complaints about what you are saying to rest.

    • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

      Well, perhaps my English is not perfect but you can clearly see the essence of the issue, right? And I am bilingual; how many languages do you command? To find out my educational/scientific background visit ABOUT page

      • Any mouse says:

        I see that you can back up your words, but if you have a PhD wouldn’t you be looking at both sides and not just one, because the way I look at you have be able to understand both sides in order to say officially what is good and what is bad for the human body. I am not a Chemist by any means and I DO NOT claim to really know anything about that subject, I work in IT. I can tell you this I do enjoy the information that you have given me on your site about this drink because I happen to like it but I can also say what the other person who posted that you were wrong does have a point that there are different studies about this chemical, so how can two different food administrators both say that one is wrong?

        • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

          Look, “be looking at both sides” is good for court. For scientific view it is important to show facts and not state anything based on opinions or judgement. If you read my articles you will find plenty references to research and discovered facts. for instance, google for “azo compound” and read the references therein. Note that most of the artificial FDA approved dyes ARE azo compounds. And those are well-known to produce “nitroso compounds” when break down in human body. Then read about nitrodso and N-nitroso compounds to see that they literally ALL are potent carcinogens. I am far from stating that artificial dyes actually ARE human carcinogens but there is a good chance that they ARE. You can only see the result after years or even decades. And it is in the interests of corporations to hide the truth from you for profit maximization. But the whole my point and the reason for running this website is NOT to tell you what to eat/drink. The point IS to make you aware, informed of what you eat/drink. If you are NOT a chemist you are in trouble. If you are not a chemist and you do NOT WANT to listen to one who is, then, excuse me, you deliberately choose to be an ignorant slave whose food and health are controlled by profit-driven corporations. Again, my goal is TO INFORM. If even after being informed you choose to chronically poisoning yourself and your families, I DO NOT CARE. because I do respect your INFORMED choice. Amen.

  7. Any mouse says:

    well excuse me for asking, I guess I was trying to learn more but now I see I need to look other places for people who are not going to chastise the people who might be trying to learn and another thing I don’t care how many languages you speak any one knows that to have a PhD or Doctorate knows that you have a lot of papers to write so you should know how to write grammatically correct even if you don’t speak good English. So to you I say good day Sir and maybe you should think about how you talk to people if you really want to get your message across

  8. jacob says:

    Well, I came here because I just started drinking clear. What I first read suggested it is OK. Of course the “All Natural” intrigued me and also the price. The same quantity of water cost more! Go figure!

    Anyway it was surprising to read the negative banner and also disheartening. Who’d of thought that such a topic would raise angry retorts and character attacks?


  9. rosecottage says:

    everyone is so hyped on aspartame I still can not find out where Clear American ia made and by whom! You try and find out!

  10. Stasis says:

    Ok.. I believe what you have written about the product in question. I am just beginning a diet and giving up a 6 pack a day of name brand soda habit. I stumbled upon Clear and it satisfied my need to crack open a can of something in the morning when I wake up. The taste is tolerable but not pleasant. I have tried several other “soda/water” substitutes such as lacroix(demon piss) and mineral water. none have satisfied my craving for sodas before clear. What should I drink if I want to stay off sodas and still not get cancerous rats growing from my spleen? Plain water doesn’t do the trick… I see the suggested Arizona tea, and while it is moderately economical, it is no where near the value of clear. please and thank you

    • DyeDiet DyeDiet says:

      It sounds like you were on heroin and now you are on methadone asking if Ibogaine treatment is what you need to get clean…..
      Well, at least you can “clearly American” see what the US food/drink industry can do to us. Any soda may contain 8 – 10 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Would you put 10 teaspoons of sugar into a glass of your morning tea? And sugar replacements are terrible mistake and cheating to our bodies. Perhaps you have seen my videos exercising and lifting heavy weights.
      In addition to drinking water I would strongly recommend you to do some form of physical exercise acceptable and comfortable for you. Whatever you like – just do it. Run, push up, etc…. As a healthy drink please consider V8 classic (and classic ONLY! or what they call it – original?) vegetable juice. Good luck and all best wishes…

      • okname says:

        Oh my word! Dye Diet? Stop taking comments so personal. You should be above verbal or written attacks since you posses a Ph.D. Or, have you inserted that tiny bit of information just to seem impressive to the masses? Somewhere down the line you have decided to become so lacklustre in your structural appearance of writing. Looks like you have elipsisitis! And sugar replacements are terrible mistake[sic]. [sic]and cheating to our bodies.[sic] Your ego gets bruised too easily. I, on the other hand; embrace criticism! It’s a constructive means to learn from. Bring It On!

    • Katlin says:

      I would suggest trying the bottle instead of the can. I dislike the taste of a lot of things out of a can simply due to the metallic taste it can sometimes leave behind. I have tried the Arizona teas and I can’t get passed the metallic taste. I know it’s my own issue, but I have gone from morbidly obese to just ten pounds overweight due to my quitting of sodas and drinking Clear American flavored water. I have found that the Cactus Lime flavor that is now gone, is the most natural tasting flavor. I like the Key Lime as well because it is the only one that taste good warm.I wouldn’t let this information scare you away from drinking it completely.

      • Katlin says:

        I should also say this before I get attacked by the original poster. It was not only my switching of soda to water that helped with the weight. I walk everywhere as I don’t have a car, I do regular exercising at home though the moves are modified to work around other issues. I also don’t eat any fast foods at all. I make my own bread, tortillas, cakes, cookies, muffins, cheese, etc.

  11. Leanne says:

    I do believe DyeDiet is a bit arrogant, and by a bit, I mean a lot.

    Statis, Clear American is a decent option, as long as you continually work to drink less and less. I’ve found they stay “fizzy” after opening and refrigerating, unlike most sodas. So those 1 liter bottles can actually last much longer. I’ve heard of doing mineral water with a splash of 100% juice as a super healthy option, but haven’t tried it myself.

    DyeDiet, the point some of these people are trying to make is that they ARE slightly addicted to these soda beverages, and are trying not to be. Even drug addicts sometimes get pumped full of other drugs to keep them off of the hard stuff. Be kind, they’re trying!

  12. Ashley says:

    I just wanted to say, If you are concerned about drinking clear American talk to a nutritionist or your health care provider. I spoke with mine who said drinking 1 or 2 bottles of clear American a few times a week isn’t going to hurt me, but if I drink like 5 a day every day then yes that would be unhealthy. My dr also recommends clear American over soda regular or diet.