Find The Fizz You Crave
Sometimes water can feel flavorless and flat. Which can make opting for sodas seem like a better option.
While these fizzy drinks are delicious and do contain water, drinking sodas on a regular basis means tons of extra sugar (and calories) your body doesn’t need. Did you know the average 12-ounce serving of cola has 10 ¼ teaspoons of sugar? Root beer has 11 ½ teaspoons, and orange soda has 13 teaspoons of sugar.
Luckily, there’s a healthy alternative to guzzling sugary sodas while still getting the fizz you enjoy. Add a splash of 100% juice to plain sparkling water for a refreshing, low-calorie drink.
Another option is to buy a pre-flavored sparkling water — but choose the brand wisely. Pick one that’s low in sodium and contains no added sugars, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners. And if it comes in a plastic bottle, make sure it’s BPA-free.
Dieticians recommend these brands made with real squeezed juice. Remember to look carefully at labels to ensure what you’re getting is what you really want. Some sparkling waters contain caffeine, phosphoric acid, and other ingredients you may want to avoid.
Need motivation to drink less soda and more water? See how this simple lifestyle change helped one nurse lose 52 pounds.
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