Thums Up is a cold drink that is extremely popular in India because of its refreshing taste especially consumed during the summer months. It is a type of Cola very similar to Coke, Pepsi and Mirinda. Their tagline mentions “Taste the thunder” which generally indicates that it is a very powerful cold drink.
So today in this article we will be reviewing Thums Up by analyzing all its ingredients and will be determining whether it is safe for our health or not. Let’s begin.
Ingredients in Thums Up
- Carbonated water
- Acidity regulator 338
- Natural color 150d
- Added flavors
Nutritional information per 100ml
Thums Up Review – Analyzing ingredients and nutritional information
Carbonated water is generally soda water that helps in solving indigestion problems. This ingredient is not at all harmful, rather it helps in solving problems related to the digestive system.
The next ingredient mentioned in the list is sugar. The pet bottle of Thums Up which is about 250 ml contains about 25g of sugar which is fairly high. The sugar content can still be modified by intense workouts and physical exercises. But the main problem comes when we take a deep dive into the preservatives used in this cold drink.
Acidity regulator 338
Acidity regulator 338 also known as phosphoric acid is used in Thums Up. Certain studies show that too much intake of acidity regulator 338 can cause damage to teeth, osteoporosis and heart diseases. If you are drinking it at night and not brushing your teeth properly in the morning, it will definitely damage your teeth. Acidity regulators are used in a product to improve the shelf life and maintain the pH of the product.
Just like most other colas, Thums Up also mentions the presence of caffeine in it. Caffeine is a type of stimulator that stimulates the nervous system and makes you feel refreshed. Caffeine is mostly found in tea or coffee.
Color 150 D
The blackish-brown color of Thums Up is due to the presence of color 150 d. 150d is not at all good for your health. 4-methylimidazole is found in this food color that increases the risks of developing high blood pressure, cancer, liver disease and allergy in the near future.
Thums Up Final Review
Ultimately, Thums Up is very similar to other colas like Pepsi, Coke, Red Bull available in the Indian markets and does not possess any health benefits. Although they can make you feel refreshed for a small-time there are long-term side effects associated with them. Thums Up can be consumed occasionally but it’s a big NO if you are consuming it on a regular basis. Thums Up is never recommended for pregnant women, lactating moms and children below 5 years. Diabetic patients should also avoid this product because of the high sugar content. Also, if you are on a strict diet or trying to lose weight you should definitely avoid any cold drinks containing sugar.
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