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Product Review: Snapple Antioxidant Water

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Sometimes, a girl can only drink so much Gatorade. That's why I was excited as an avid runner (and skin care enthusiast, in case you haven't noticed :-) ) to discover Snapple Antioxidant Water. Available in seven tasty flavors, the water includes antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes to replenish the body after a workout and - yes - help the skin.

Does water really have benefit for your skin?

According to Dr. David Bank, author of Beautiful Skin, the answer is yes. According to Bank, you should drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, although "if you are making more than one trip to the bathroom an hour, you're probably drinking too much for...it to do your skin any good." Good to know! :-) Because Snapple Antioxidant Water tastes delicious and is non-carbonated, it makes for an easy way to get in 20 ounces of your 64 ounces each day.

Does drinking antioxidants and vitamins have benefit for the skin?

Yes. In fact, a 2006 study in The Journal of Skin Pharmacology and Physiology suggests that ingesting an ingredient is more beneficial than topically applying it. However, the study also goes on to state that the best treatment is both eating and topically applying beneficial ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins.

What does the water taste like?

The water is pretty delicious. It is non-carbonated, and I haven't tried any of the flavors I don't like. (For the record, my favorite is Orange Starfruit, hands down.) I like to drink Snapple Antioxidant Water in place of Gatorade because it contains similar levels of electrolytes, but also has additional beneficial ingredients (see below for a chart by flavor). However, because Snapple Antioxidant Water contains calories and sugar, I only drink it in place of Gatorade, and stick with regular water and green tea the rest of the day.

What are the seven flavors? What does each contain?

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  • Tropical Mango and Orange Starfruit (my favorite!): Vitamins A and E, electrolytes and a complete dose of Vitamin C help protect the body against free radicals.
  • Raspberry Acerola and Grape Pomegranate: Vitamins A and E, Grape Seed Extract, plus electrolytes to help keep you refreshed after an exhausting workout.
  • Strawberry Acai and Dragonfruit: Vitamins A, E and B, Caffeine, Guarana, Ginseng and Ribose, plus electrolytes to keep you awake.
  • Agave Melon: Vitamins A and E, plus a double dose of electrolytes assist in restoring the body after any endurance and strength activity.

Overall opinions

I love Snapple Antioxidant Water, and now drink it in place of Gatorade. It tastes great and has a plethora of beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes for after a workout. I give this one an enthusiastic 9/10, with a -1 just because it contains calories and sugar, and therefore shouldn't be used in place of water, only Gatorade or sports drinks.
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Date: April 17 2008 at 2:39 PM
  1. Joyce
    June 16 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Hi! I like water and probably drink about a dozen big glasses a day. It's also good to know "that ingesting an ingredient is more beneficial than topically applying it."

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