Why the Toxins in These Popular Drinks Can Age You Faster
Have you ever read the list of ingredients on your favorite bottle of juice or soda? If so, have you ever actually looked into what they really are? One student did, and her research led to the manufacturer, PepsiCo, changing what they put into one of their popular beverages.
The drink in question was Gatorade, and the harmful ingredient was a synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO). It’s essentially vegetable oil that has been infused with bromine. BVO is added to a lot of citrus drinks to emulsify the flavor into the liquid—it’s what stops the flavoring from separating and floating up to the top of your drink.