But don't fool yourself. Vitamin Water is simply a slick attempt to sell you sugar, in this case the impressive sounding "crystalline fructose," which is nothing more than crystallized corn syrup (yep, the stuff they use to make soda-pop).
Here are two useful rules to help you avoid drinking cleverly disguised sugar solutions:
1.) Avoid products that make health claims. Meat and vegetables require no endorsements or snappy names. They also do an excellent job providing vitamins and minerals. Get your nutrition from real food, the stuff without labels.
2.) Don't drink your calories. It is simply too easy to consume excess calories when you drink them. Drink water when you are thirsty. Coffee and Tea have clear health benefits and almost no calories. Have some wine or beer in moderation, but make water your go-to drink.