Monday, July 11, 2011

Seltzer Report

CrossFit Monday 7/11
Deadlift 3, 3, 3 (135lb barbell... a PR by 20lbs!)
5 Rounds (I completed this in 8:02)
5 Deadlifts (90lb barbell)
7 Sit-ups
9 Bar Jump Burpees

As per Lesley's suggestion, I decided to check out some seltzer waters to see which ones would be Paleo friendly.

The Bad:

Calorie, sodium, and sugar free BUT what is aspartame doing in there?! Not to mention the other chemicals and phenylalanine.
Has the same claims as the first one, but if you look towards the bottom right, you will see that it contains Splenda.

The Good (I think!):
Sodium free but I'm still unsure about this "natural flavor"... does anyone have any insight into this??
I couldn't resist trying this white chocolate flavored seltzer (sodium free as well). I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it has an odd taste for the first second of your sip that might resemble white chocolate if you really use your imagination, and then the rest of the sip tastes like plain seltzer water.


Klinenator said...

As defined by the U.S code of Federal Regulations "the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or any other edible portions of a plant, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose primary function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional"

Anonymous said...

I got a name drop in your blog! Woohoo!

I've never tried those other drinks, you took pics of. Usually seem to sweet. I too have wondered what the "natural flavor" is in the seltzer I drink literally everyday.

Only different between us is that you are curious and will look into it, as for me...oh well! haha

- Lesley

Anonymous said...

The last I checked Paleo only included items available to our very late ancestors. I do not believe that seltzer of any ilk qualifies. Alas, you need to head to the nearest stream for you liquid refreshment.

Kate said...

Thanks for dropping in Anonymous, but we no longer live in the world our late ancestors did. My goal is to eat Paleo in a modern world. Thus, I have no qualms with taking advantage of some carbonation in my H20!

One of "Three Crazy Men" said...

I'm pretty sure Vintage seltzer is about as "clean" as you can get. We usually buy the plain stuff by the case at Costco, but I don't think the flavored is any less "clean." I suppose if you really want to be sure, buy the plain and add lemon or lime juice to it, but that seems kind of extreme. As for Anonymous' concern about what cavemen ate and didn't, haven't Robb Wolf and the folks at Whole9 pretty well debunked all that silliness by now? I mean, what's the difference between water and seltzer? Bubbles. I like to think no one gets all tangled up in purist knots over bubbles.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the white chocolate seltzer. I drink it all day long with ice. Would love to see if they could make it with Vanilla flavorings.