It does look like Fuze is a brand designed to confuse the consumers who are looking for healthy beverages. I came to this conclusion after taking a look at a few Fuze drinks. Fuze has been initially conceived as a health drink fortified with a variety of vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes. But after its acquisition by Coca-Cola in 2007 the beverage was slowly degraded to an ordinary chemical swill containing HFCS, artificial flavors and colors. Here is FUZE Berry Punch which contains only 3% of juice. Do not be confused, the DyeDiet diagram doesn’t lie to you: There are three xenobiotic chemicals you don’t want to allow into your body.
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
The additives of particular concern are:
- Red 40, 130 mg/bottle detected
- Sodium benzoate. According to the Wikipedia, in combination with ascorbic acid (vitamin C, E300), sodium benzoate and potassium benzoate form benzene, a known carcinogen. However, in most beverages that contain both, the benzene levels are below those considered dangerous for consumption.
So you make your final decision if you like the idea of drinking FUZE Berry Punch or not. I do not like it despite the passion fruit that is added to enhance the aroma. Drinking FUZE Berry Punch will put you at a significant chemical risk of: DDFI = 22/21 ~ 1 and will give you a negligible nutritional value of DDNF = 21/40 ~ 0.5.
Bottom line. The truth is that FUZE Berry Punch contains very little natural juice concentrates and flavors; it is very unhealthy beverage made with a number of unwelcome chemicals. So if you care about your health, you will not choose drinking FUZE Berry Punch on a regular basis. The better alternatives are Arizona Fruit Punch, Mott’s For Tots Fruit Punch, diluted 100% Welch Grape Juice or, of course, filtered water. Hydrate Yourself Straight!