7UP from Pepsico, is a lemon and lime flavor drink that was launched in India in 1990.
Pepsico 7 UP Revive was recently launched in 2015 in India.
It contains 7 gm of sugar per 100 ml of the drink and cannot be recommended for diabetics or those who are overweight as consuming so much sugar regularly can lead to high blood sugar levels and lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Beverages like these are consumed in large quantities on a regular basis in India and people don’t stop at 1 bottle but tend to consume higher quantities which may result in high blood sugar levels, obesity and lifestyle/metabolic diseases. Even worse, some of them are marketed as “energy” or “health” drinks which makes matters worse.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3-(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product has been launched by Pepsico and marketed as a product that will supply vitamins and electrolytes to the body apart from water. Pepsico India’s website claims it contains Vitamins B3, B6 and B12 and also electrolytes required for the body.
However, we at foodnetindia feel that these essential vitamins and electrolytes can be had by people without the requirement of this carbonated beverage with added sugar. Such a large amount of sugar is unsafe and unnecessary for the body.
Ingredients of Concern in 7 UP Revive
• Added Flavour and flavouring substances: Natural, Nature Identical and Artificial (Lemon)
The website claims it contains 7 gm of sugar per 100 ml of the drink.
This food product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases
Added Flavour and flavouring substances: Natural, Nature Identical and Artificial (Lemon)
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Ingredients present in 7 UP Revive which are not a concern
• Carbonated Water
• Acidity Regulators: IN 330, IN 331
• Stabilizer: IN 452
• Nutritive Sweeteners: IN 960
• Preservative: IN 290
• Emulsifier: IN 445
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