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With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

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By DEE-ANN DURBIN and LOUISE DIXON

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Welcome to the frenzy of functional beverages – drinks designed to do more than just taste good or hydrate. 

The drinks are designed to mislead people into believing they do something when in reality most of the claims are baseless (if not already contradicted by the available evidence). It is just another face for the common "wellness" or "supplement" scam. No appreciable effect but also no proper control for safety, even when ingredients that may produce toxic effects are used. Like an expensive placebo with extra risks for the health.

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Coca-Cola started life as a medicinal product.

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I think I'll stick to water and the odd beer or Coke Zero, thanks.

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Ah, Pabst Blue Ribbon. Great medicine. And it works every time.

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I think I'll stick to water and the odd beer or Coke Zero, thanks.

Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

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I only drink mineral water and occasional 100% fruit juice.

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Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for caring.

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I only drink mineral water and occasional 100% fruit juice.

You're off the green tea kick already?

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