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.

Tell us: What’s your favorite kind of sparkling water? Share in the challenge update section here, in our private Facebook group, or on Twitter, or Instagram, then tag us with #healthynurse.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Aug 25, 2021 11:12 AM America/Chicago

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I went to using all natural flavor enhancer like strawberries, cucumber, lemon and lime when I found that sucralose is added to some flavor enhancing products. You can also use essential oils that can be ingested for a boost to flavor the water.
  • Posted Fri 27 Aug 2021 12:46 PM CDT
Katherine Cassel‍ I feel like if you have a glass of water and add a little natural flavor or vitamins, or a seltzer water with no added sugar or artificial things, it's still good. Especially for someone who has trouble getting their recommended amount of water and needs the motivation for hydration!
  • Posted Thu 26 Aug 2021 09:31 PM CDT
ChristiM‍ Thanks for helping. The whole idea of this challenge or commitment is to drink more water. This day specifically describes the appeal to sodas. I was wondering if we used water add in's does it apply the same. (Root Beer has an add in!!!!) Alot of people add flavor packets to their water so that it appeals to them some are energy boosters and some are vitamins but some are not either. 
  • Posted Thu 26 Aug 2021 08:02 PM CDT
Katherine Cassel‍ what do you mean how does it work? I would like to help!
  • Posted Thu 26 Aug 2021 06:16 PM CDT
How does this work with add ins to water that are sugar free or vitamins that are addins? 
  • Posted Thu 26 Aug 2021 02:05 PM CDT

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