Well Being

The Anatomy Of A Slurpee (And Why Free Slurpee Day Is Bad For You)

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It's 7-Eleven Day (get it, 7/11 day?), also known as the day you can get a free Slurpee. We fully advocate enjoying the freebie if you're so inclined, but we also kind of hope it will be the only Slurpee you drink this summer. Before you rush out the door to load up on 11 ounces of magically-fluffy slush, you should know exactly what you're putting into your body (because it's not pretty).

We broke down the anatomy of a Slurpee to reveal what kinds of chemicals, additives, and sugars you'll really be enjoying when you celebrate summer with 7-Eleven: