This is another soft drink from Dr Pepper/Seven Up Company. According to the Wikipedia, “Squirt was created by Herb Bishop in 1938, after experimenting with a similar citrus drink, Citrus Club. He created a new, carbonated drink which required both less fruit juice and less sugar. The product received its name because the drink was claimed to “squirt” into one’s mouth like a freshly squeezed grapefruit.” Nice! But…
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
I don’t know what Squirt had looked like back in 1938 but its today version is nothing but water and High Fructose Corn Syrup in 98% of the content. Welcome to the 21th Century! The rest 2% are chemical preservatives and emulsifiers including highly toxic brominated vegetable oil (BVO). Please read a PDF document Toxic Effects of Brominated Vegetable Oils. One of the health problems with BVO is that it can damage DNA because it may act as an alkylating agent. For these reasons if you drink Squirt, you take high chemical risk of DDFI = 27/13 ~ 2.0 and you will get miserable nutritional value of DDNF = 13/39 ~ 0.3. Why to hurt yourself and your loved ones? They say ester gum is used as a natural alternative to BVO. However, as you can see, for some reason, Squirt still contains the both of them.
Better thirst quenchers. Mineral and filtered water which you can find at Walmart stores are superior thirst quenchers.
Category: Soft drinks