Got healthy h2o?

By Patricia J. Sheehan
March 30, 2006

The scene in Jazzman’s is an endless mass of buzzing students. Everyone is scrounging up bagels and muffins. However, the familiar Jazzman’s coffee cups have been replaced with something a bit more colorful, Vitamin Water bottles.

Glaceau, the producer of Vitamin Water, was established in 1996 by Mr. J. Darius Bikoff in Whitestone, N.Y.

Rumor has it that Bikoff just wanted a new way to take his Flintstones vitamins so he started crushing them up and putting them in his water. These healthy drinks have really caught on to Cabrini students, who have become infatuated with the tasty water. With fun names like Focus, Revive and Formula 50, named after superstar rapper and business mogul, 50 Cent, who could turn away from the magic drink? Glaceau now makes Fruit Water, which is an all-natural alternative to chemically saturated diet drinks and Smart Water, a “vapor distilled” water, which is the purist one can find.

Other companies, like Gatorade and Powerade, have all jumped on the bandwagon and developed their own healthy drinks.

Kristen Traina, a sophomore graphic design major, said that when she’s looking for a drink, she goes for Vitamin Water because it tastes great.

“I like it because it doesn’t have such a strong flavor, but I don’t drink it for energy reasons or anything like that,” she said.

Marlana Moore, a sophomore elementary education major, agreed and said that she likes Vitamin Water instead of other fitness drinks.

“I like it because its not as thick and sugary as other drinks, and it’s better for you,” she said.

With college students being in the constant battle of trying to stay fit while living on their own, these healthy drinks without the calories and sugars are here to stay, and promise to keep students “focused” and “revived.”

Posted to the web by Brian Coary

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