Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Naked Truth

Having been convinced by the relentless pounding of the pseudo-medical establishment that I should make sure and embibe a daily dose of fruit-derived anti-oxidants – and that berries, specifically blueberries, are the best source of said anti’s, I succumbed to the temptation and bought a ridiculously expensive bottle of Naked Juice, the one titled Antioxidant, Berry Blast, in a blue and red bottle. As I sipped, I read the witty script on the bottle – the contemporary equivalent of reading the cereal box cover at breakfast.

Ok, so…

Calories – 240 (that’s two “servings” of 120 calories each)
Ingredients – apple/pear juice blend, banana puree, strawberry puree, blackberry puree, rasberry puree, etc..

The bottle continues to say:

Jam Packed with a Pound of Fruit Per Bottle

3 applies or pears..
½ banana

and here’s the kicker, the antioxidant source:

1 strawberry
3 rasberries
3 blackberries

(no blueberries)

When was the last time you ate one strawberry, three rasberries and three blackberries and thought you were doing yourself a nutritional favor?

If you like sweet juice, drink Naked Juice. If you want antioxidant berries, look elsewhere.


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