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Do you read Nutritional information on foods/drinks???(5 posts)

Do you read Nutritional information on foods/drinks???funknuggets
Jun 23, 2003 9:29 AM
Grabbed a SoBe and an apple at lunch today to complement my chicken and sundried tomato pizza. The SoBe flavor is Energy, so I wanted to see what ingredients they thought would give one energy...

Reading the ingredients... Filtered water, high fructose...blah blah blah... but at the end it gets interesting... Ginseng root extract, guarana seed extract, LACTIC ACID... WTF?

Is this one in the same, and if so, why in the heck do people put it in their drinks, and better yet, where do they come up with the stuff, and yikes... lets just ingest the same crap that sets our quads and calves on fire when we hammer... I know it is one thing for our muscles to produce it... but if we ingest it does it necessarily impact our body's ability to eliminate it?

re: Do you read Nutritional information on foods/drinks???Rich_Racer
Jun 23, 2003 9:34 AM
Lactic acid is very quickly broken down into glucose by the stomach (or liver if it get's into your blood at all).
Sugared Sobes are just glorified sodasColnagoFE
Jun 23, 2003 10:08 AM
And maybe worse because they come inn those HUGE bottles. I think a typical one has 300 calories or so. The supplements they put in them are hardly in high enough concentration to do anything--even if they were effective at doing what they claimed.
High fructose corn syrupinnergel
Jun 23, 2003 12:48 PM
I read in one of the mens magazines, Men's Health I think it was, that you should try and avoid products with high fructose corn syrup. The premise was that the conversion process from fructose to high fructose changed the structure of the ingredient/nutrient made it almost impossible for the body to properly metabolize. In essense turning it into stored fat instead of glycogen. High fructose corn syrup is used because it was inexpensive and very sweet. You should look for regular fructose or corn syrup instead. High fructose corn syrup is used a lot in yogurt and anything that requires extra sweetness.

Now I am not a nutritionist or doctor, so you'll have to take this with a grain, or tablespoon, of salt, but it makes some sense to me.

Anyone have any comments on this?
I read the nutrition facts on everythingJeff Rage
Jun 23, 2003 1:01 PM
High fructose corn syrup is one of the worst things you can possibly consume. You should avoid it at all costs!