Is there anything of value on today’s market, where a gallon of gas is between $3 and $4, that you can buy for $1.67 a gallon? Here is Tampico Citrus Punch – Orange, Tangerine and Lemon for you not to buy. See below to find out why not. Yes, it is low calorie drink but see below how many chemicals are involved. Yes, it may look like an orange juice but it’s not: “Less than 1% juice” is what you can read on the tiny label if you are equipped with a magnifying glass. Let’s look what else is in the drink that exceeds 1%.
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
We have detected 100 mg/L and 70 mg/L of the artificial colorants Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 correspondingly, which is whooping 380 and 265 mg per 1 gallon container. That IS what makes the drink look like an orange juice but it’s not all (please read PDF file Diet: ADHD and Behavior). Three artificial sweeteners make it taste like fruit-sweet for you:
- Sucralose (600 sweeter than sugar)
- Acesulfame potassium (200 times sweeter than sugar) and
- Neotame is an analogue of Aspartame that is 7000 to 13000 times sweeter (!) than sugar.
The sweeter the artificial sweetener the less chances are that you may take the toxic dose of it. While Neotame is the safest of the three by this criteria, I would rather go with the natural sugar simply by consuming less of it. Please read a recent article Why Do You Think Diet Drinks Are Better Than HFCS?
Artificial flavors do the rest and, here you go, you are another hooked up consumer of Tampico. Please do not be: you expose yourself to substantial risk posed by 7 xenobiotic chemicals, DDFI = 48/27 ~ 1.8 with almost no nutritional compensation, DDNF = 27/65 ~ 0.4. Is this what you are looking for? I hope it’s not. Certainly, three gallons of purified water for $1.11 is way safer choice for you and your loved ones. Hydrate yourself right!