If you are a drinker of Propel Fitness Water you may want to take a close look at the ingredients label on the product’s newly redesigned bottles. The people at Gatorade, the makers of Propel, have decided to introduce High Fructose Corn Syrup as the drinks primary sweetener, replacing the previously used Sucrose. Of course, NOWHERE on Propel’s fancy new bottles is there a declaration of this change of sweeteners to alert consumers of what they are now drinking. Anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave these last few years will undoubtedly have heard the findings from the medical community warning consumers that drinking beverages containing High Fructose Corn Syrup is not healthy. It can increase a person’s risk of developing sugar diabetes by 80% by just consuming ONE 12 oz. beverage. Most regular sodas contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, and while many companies, such as Hanson’s Natural Sodas, have been removing High Fructose Corn Syrup from their products, the good people at Gatorade have decided to ADD it, unannounced, to theirs! And of course, Propel is marketed as a vitamin filled “fitness” drink. Just another example of a company not really giving a damn about anything other than profit.
If you would like to tell the geniuses at Gatorade what you think about the addition of High Fructose Corn Syrup to Propel “Fitness” Water, copy this address into your browser and go to their home page:
(NOTE: pictured is the old Propel bottle)