Why is Sparkling Ice unhealthy? The Wall Street Journal is breaking it down for us and sharing the big problem with Sparkling Ice drinks: they contain Sucralose. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is about 600 times sweeter than sugar. Your body has a hard time processing Sucralose, so much of it is expelled by the body.
Do ice drinks cause weight gain? Worry not as this has been proven to be a myth. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism says that drinking cold water can actually help you to lose weight. In fact, water has zero calories, so it is impossible that drinking water — cold or room temperature — causes weight gain.
Does ice drinks have sugar? How is Sparkling Ice “zero sugar” even though it contains juice? At 1% juice, Sparkling Ice contains only a trace amount of sugar, an amount the FDA considers to be zero sugar.
Do ice drinks have aspartame? All of the Sparkling Ice beverages use the artificial sweetener sucralose. As consumers are increasingly interested in “natural” beverage options, this ingredients could be seen as a red flag.