A Glass Half Empty Essay

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A Glass Half Empty
When walking down the beverage isle of a supermarket, what do you see? Mainly soda, juice, and water, right? Well next time you are there, take a second to look a little closer at the amount of calories in the supposedly “healthier” apple juice compared to Coca-Cola. Although many Americans believe that juices are healthier for their body’s versus soda, consumers should reconsider because most juices contain just as much sugar, calories, and artificial flavors as soft drinks. Both Coca-Cola and Mottes Apple Juice contain roughly 140 calories per 8-ounce serving mostly from sugar. This is absolutely stunning considering how juice producers seem to pride themselves on being a healthy alterative to soda.
Juice is supposed to be this great thing that we can drink without any worries of what might be in it because it’s, “natural” right? Well, think again. As I mentioned before, juice contains
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Well, unfortunately, we need to rethink this as well. Most people believe that bottled water is far healthier than juice or soda, and for the most part they are right. However, an article by the Chicago Tribune called, "How Safe is Bottled Water?" showed us that the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) tested over 1,000 bottles of water, from 103 brands, and found that about one-third of the bottles contained, “significant contamination with levels of chemical or bacterial contaminants exceeding those allowed under a state or industry standard.” Some people still say that bottled water is far superior to tap water even with these facts. So what’s the difference between bottled water and tap water? Well besides the fact that it will save you about $50 a month per family, there really is not that big of a difference except that tap water has more of a chlorinated taste, and if that is an issue, then invest in a Britta water filter to put on your tap. It will taste almost exactly like bottled

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