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The Beverage that Is Even WORSE than High Fructose Corn Syrup Soda

When a new beverage comes out advertising “60% less sugar—drink it to believe it”—the challenge is on. Same taste, fewer calories to the waist? Sounds good, doesn’t it? But before you throw that Pepsi Next into your grocery cart, Fooducate.com suggests you complete the challenge by reading the ingredient label.

There you’ll find that, indeed, the sugar content has been reduced. But it’s still the second ingredient after water, 4 teaspoons of it, in fact, in the form of high fructose corn syrup. The secret to keeping this beverage sweet-tasting, however, comes further on down, in the form of aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose. So, really, all that’s changed with this new beverage is that 6 teaspoons of sugar have been substituted with three things that are even worse.

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