Alternatives To Water?

REVIEWS | | February 7, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better. And way better if it is not the soda I reach for. Luckily I don’t keep soda in the house or I would be in real trouble.

Propel

What I loved

  • I loved all the fruity flavors, especially the blueberry pomegranate and the  kiwi-strawberry.
  • It beats soda any day
  • Propel Mind is packed with antioxidant vitamin E plus choline, an essential nutrient for the brain - how could that be bad?
  • Propel Body has 10% daily value of fiber – and that is always a tough nutrient to pack up on.
  • Comes in powder format so you can take it anywhere (even through airport security).

What I did not

  • The sugary taste, real or not, was certainly too much for me.

Gatorade

What I liked

  • That the High Fructose Corn syrup is now gone and no longer in the G2!
  • Only 20 calories (for the 8oz)
  • No doubt about it Gatorade does hydrate. Even if not a sports person you can instantly feel quenched.
  • That there was no sticky syrupy taste in my mouth.

What I didn’t

  • It may be the electrolytes but Gatorade always leave a tinge of chemical taste in my mouth.

Disclosure: I received both of these products to review.

2 Comments

  1. 1

    I always enjoy the flavored seltzer waters. They have a bit of carbonation so they make me think I’m drinking soda, but they aren’t quite as bad for you. I haven’t tried Propel yet but it does sound pretty good. I used to drink Gatorade all the time when I played sports in high school and college and think it’s great for that but not so much on a day to day basis. I do love it though when I’m running a high fever and feel dehydrated, it really rejuvanates me then.

  2. 2
    Meghan says:

    OK, I’m torn. I refuse to pay for water. But, lately, I stare at my glass like it’s personally offending me in some way. I really do want something sweet in there. My sister loves this stuff. She swears she gags on plain water. Drama queen.

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