PepsiCo announced that they will soon launch a new organic Gatorade in the United States. The drink is very popular among those who love to exercise because it gives them a lot of energy. The company will have three new flavors: strawberry, mixed berry, and lemon. We are sure that consumers will enjoy these new products. However, how good will this organic Gatorade be for our health?
The United States Department of Agriculture said that the beverage is better than the Gatorade we are all used to, but there is not a healthier option for those who want to have more energy after exercising. There were many experts who criticized Gatorade because of its ingredients. It is made of water, sugar, natural flavors, citric acid salt, color and other substances which are not good for our health.
PepsiCo moved away the sucralose and this improved the drink. Suraclose is linked to many diseases such as anxiety, allergies or headaches. That is why they decided to remove this ingredient. Moreover, the company eliminated colors that are connected to many diseases. Of course, Gatorade still has some ingredients which are not good for our health, but at least they are trying to make things better for the consumers. PepsiCo also switched to potassium chloride, a healthier substance that is not related to cancer.
The main issue is the amount of sugar found in each bottle. Every bottle has 29 grams of sugar, which is a lot, especially for a drink that is supposed to help people after they workout. In the future, they could do some improvements so the new Gatorade to be better than the one before it. If you want to drink something healthy, it is better to choose water over Gatorade.
Although the new organic Gatorade is more natural, it does not seem to be healthier. The amount of sugar is the same and this makes the product as dangerous for us as other sugary drinks. We have to say that the new product from PepsiCo could be a hope for healthier drinks.
There could be other companies too who will follow their example and develop this kind of products, but with less sugar. We are hoping this is just the beginning and Gatorade will also improve in the future. They will be able to get more customers who want to have a healthy diet.
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