We received an unusual thing in the mail the other day. This time, it wasn't curriculum or books for review/giveway on FreelyEducate.com. This time, it was ….
Our ballerina, above, has – oh, I don't even know how to label it, because there apparently isn't a label (yet – I think the docs have a lot yet to learn), and I'm adverse to labeling children anyway – but for this post, let's just give her the label of "sugar issues." Simple sugars (white flour, white sugar, Coke, candy) go straight to her bloodstream, like they would for anyone, but instead of her body being able to handle that without much change, our ballerina gets a sort of sugar high, then a sugar plummet. She'll feel great and energetic (the sugar "high") then turn white, get shaky, not respond well to us — you know, that sort of scary thing.
I'm thinking that a lot of you mamas out there know what I'm talking about, or know another child with this. Which is why I think the doctors will eventually catch up. What's happening is that our American diet is so sugar-laden that the little bodies get worn out and/or lose tolerance (the docs don't know yet, according to ours).
Get this: One in three children born in 2000 will get diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control (US govt study). Mamas like us need to pay attention to that kind news from them.
Meanwhile…I am so glad to see so many food companies coming out with healthier alternatives (because we all know that chemical, fake sweeteners are not the answer!). Welch's is one of those companies making changes. An 8 oz. glass of their Aqua Juice contains…
- · No high fructose corn syrup
- · No added sugar
- · No artificial sweeteners
- · Only 80 calories
- · One full serving of fruit
- · Excellent source of Vitamin C
AqAqua Juice comes available in 52oz. bottles in these flavors:
- · Fruit Punch
- · Strawberry Kiwi
- · Apple
Our kids liked the taste. They aren't used to overly sweet drinks, though. To me, Aqua Juice wasn't very sweet or syrupy (a good thing, I think). It definitely tasted more "aqua-y" (watery) than regular juice. Again, I thought that was a good thing, but I'd love to know what you think…
Do you want a bottle sent to your house? If so, let me know by Monday at midnight (Jan. 26th, 11;59pm CST)!
Updated 1/27: We have a winner! The winner is Robin, who said…
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Timestamp: 2009-01-27 21:30:37 UTC
Congrats, Robin! Welch's will ship a bottle of Aqua Juice to your front door! Thank you for your entries/comments (which were exceptionally few this time around — not juice drinkers, eh? I'll try to round up some cold hard cash — is $1K enough? — for you next time. Just as soon as someone gives me that $1K to review!)
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