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You're drinking marketing, not health
on January 8, 2013
I had a Naked Green Machine for the first time today, and like the other reviews, thought it tasted fantastic. In fact, maybe a little too good to be true. So I read the label, did some research and realized that this drink is mostly hype and not much health. First, an 8 oz "serving" contains 28 grams of sugar (about 56 grams in a whole bottle), making it equivalent to a Coke (or should we say Pepsi -- the company that owns Naked). Second while the product claims 2.5 apples are in it -- it's actually apple juice..definitely not the same thing (no fiber). And most amazingly, for all of it's claims of allowing you to "drink" your greens, the 15.2 oz bottle contains only a measly 100 grams of broccoli. That's like small piece of a small piece of a small piece of actual broccoli. Of course, drinking one of these is better than a soda or many other drinks, but you're consuming a ton of sugar and calories for what amounts to a relatively small health benefit.