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Drinking Crystal Light? STOP!

This 2014 ad copy still really bothers me, 

crystal-light-mocktails-free-sample“Create a delicious refreshment with our mixes – whether you and your 4-inch heels are turning sidewalks into catwalks or you’re meeting the ladies for an after-work gossip session. So let that hair down, put on that mini skirt and enjoy low calorie, zero guilt Crystal Light.”

Worse yet, 

The night is young and so are the men.
Be the life of the party – guilt free. New, low-calorie mocktails are virgin drink mixes that pair well with girls’ night outs, intimate soirees and outrageous flirting.”

What are we selling here, Kraft? A night in Vegas?

Let’s put the 4-inch heels, mini skirts and soirees aside for a look at what is really being sold to you under the label of Crystal Light.

2022 Updates

Crystal Light got a new marketing team but the product development is still using the same junk ingredients.

Crystal Light Fruit Punch Ingredients


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Common Ingredients in Crystal Light

Citric Acid (Derived from corn. Usually GMO. Problems with Citric Acid)

Aspartame (Considered the most harmful artificial sweetener. It is a  brain toxin, breaks down to methanol which converts to formaldehyde)

Acesulfame Potassium (Artificial sweetener that stimulates insulin secretion and if animal studies worry you, it just might produce lung tumors, breast tumors, thymus gland tumors, several forms of leukemia and chronic respiratory disease.)

Natural and/or artificial flavors – (According to Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, the food industry uses words like “natural flavoring” to disguise MSG. Dr. Blaylock’s book, Excitotoxins, The Taste That Kills provides a well-researched look at how chemicals in our food damage the body and especially the brain.

Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 – (Food dyes, like flavoring, are also neurotoxins. Food dyes are linked to hyperactivity in children.)

BHA – Preservative that affects the hormonal system and neurological system, alters behavior and is linked to cancer.

Crystal Light says right on the package, “Natural Lemonade flavor with other natural flavors” but notice how they attempt to deceive you with the size of the font, NATURAL LEMONADE. 

There is nothing natural about Crystal Light.

I believe that Crystal Light should be banned because it contains at least four ingredients that are linked to neurological problems and cancer.

Health-Washing Crystal Light Pure

Do not be fooled by Crystal Light’s marketing of a “Pure” drink.

The marketing for this family of products says,

Truth: The ingredients in Crystal Light are not natural.

  • Citric Acid
  • Sugar (source is probably GMO corn)
  • Natural Flavor (see my comments above)

When I hold nutrition classes and consult with individuals who are experiencing ill health, stubborn weight problems, chronic migraines, and autoimmune flares we find that removing toxic processed foods and beverages, like Crystal Light, can bring great improvements in health and wellness.

I encourage you to drink purified water.

The best water to drink is water you filter at home. I use and recommend AquaSana and Berkey. It will filter the impurities yet leave the minerals in place and it is affordable.

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