Cran-Raspberry La Croix

Flavors and Pesticides Does anyone else think it's fascinating that essential oils can be flavors as well as pesticides? Some people find it alarming. This week, a law firm in Cook County, Illinois alleged that LaCroix was adding pesticide chemicals such as linalool to their products. They also allege that the "all natural" label on La Croix is fraudulent. This made for an eye-catching news headline in USA Today: "LaCroix faces lawsuit for allegedly including cockroach insecticide in its sparkling water"   I looked into the status of linalool with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA is the federal agency that regulates pesticides and administers the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The status of … [Read more...]

Activate Vitamin Performance Beverage, Fruit Punch review

It's Monday and it can be difficult to get motivated and going.  The Activate Vitamin Performance beverage is a perfect choice for a review on a Monday. Activate Vitamin beverage has a unique delivery system: a powdered drink in the red cap that you must "twist, shake, activate". The tag line for Activate Performance beverage is "a turn for the better". The advantage of this beverage over typical vitamin beverages on the market is that the vitamins in Activate are held under dark, dry conditions. Vitamins dispersed in water and exposed to light are subject to degradation (reducing effectiveness). Activate Vitamin beverage is packed with vitamins. One bottle has the following nutrients: Vitamin A  37.5%     Vitamin E   37.5%     Niacin … [Read more...]

Zico Coconut Water w/Pineapple & Citrus Flavors review

Fun Evening Last night was Halloween. As always, I was rushing around getting the kids ready for the evening and didn't get a chance to  eat dinner. The kids were excited and crazy, so I decided to "numb my nerves" and fill a coffee mug with an alcoholic beverage while I follow them around the neighborhood.  My evening diet consisted of wine, candy and a few specs of dinner. Tough Morning Needless to say,  I didn't feel great this morning. Therefore, I decided it was a good morning to try the Zico Pure Premium Coconut water I had in my frig.  I understand that coconut water is extremely healthy and can help with hangovers. My Impression My impression of this product is that it must be healthy, because it looks like a medicine … [Read more...]