Soda is bad for you, period. Lots of sugar (mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup), coloring and artificial flavorings. America has finally caught on! But if you don’t drink soda, what are you left with? Juice- this is fine once and while but contains a lot of carbs that can cause spikes in blood sugar, without the benefit of fiber. Coffee-this is also fine in moderation but is a diuretic which can lead to dehydration. Tea-this is good because of the antioxidants but you have to make sure you don’t add loads of sweetener. Water-the essence of life! Water is the best choice but boring if you are accustomed to drinking all of the above.
Stores have been selling flavored water lately but some of them are not much better than soda in terms of their contents. Here are some interesting ideas to make your own flavored water. Cheap, healthy and refreshing!