6 months ago
Last edited at 5:59PM on 12/3/2012
Here is the ingredient list:
Water, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium Citrate, Red 40, Blue 1, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).
What are you getting here? Propylene Glycol is a clear and slightly bitter liquid that is used to prevent discoloration of foods during storage. It has been shown to cause various diseases in animal studies when consumed in large quantities.
Acesulfame Potassium is a fake sweetener that is potentially carcinogenic.
“Natural Flavor” with fake colors to cause you to imagine the berries depicted on the package. Unfortunately those artificial colors may cause cancer and hyperactivity too.
Last but not least, potassium sorbate is a mold inhibitor – it allows this product to sit on a shelf for months. Does this mean it's gonna cause you any problems....I really don't know.....there is a lot of bad things in the world, Mio is probably not the worst thing you can ingest.....
Mio tastes much better than Crystal Light and is way more convenient. And while anything that gets you to drink more water is a good thing, moderation is key. Non-nutritive, non-caloric sweeteners have been shown to cause insulin resistance when used excessively. So just go easy on the Mio, but enjoy! (My favorite in the winter is hot lemonade made with Mio!)
Actually, stay away from the processed drinks. If you want flavored water drinks, You can find a naturally flavored carbonated fruit drink called La Croix. No added salt, or sugar, and very few calories if any. Comes in Lemon, Orange, or wild Berry. Served over ice, you can't beat it for a flavorful, guilt-free soda.