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Healthy Alternatives to Help You Cut Out Soda

by | March 25, 2019

If coffee isn’t your “cup of tea”, you may be turning to soda for your caffeine boost. Or maybe, your young teen has been on a soda rampage and doesn’t want to cut back. Soda (even diet!) is awful for your health, along with a disturbing amount of sugar which can lead to problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease if you drink it regularly, it is a nightmare for your dental health. Of course, in moderation soda is a good treat, but if you need help kicking it out of your daily routine there are options. Here are a few healthier alternatives for you and your family to try in order to swap out soda from yours or your family’s diet.

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Healthy Alternatives to Help You Cut Out Soda

Sparkling Water

Sparkling water isn’t just for fancy soccer moms, it’s an affordable and easily available soda substitute! This option is the best if your favorite part of soda is the carbonation. If you want plain and simple, I recommend Perrier because you can get a lot of reuse of their bottles. If you are looking for a little more pizazz with your sparkling water (I drink flavored sparkling water almost exclusively now!), try a flavored one such as La Croix or Schweppes.

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Infused water

This option allows you to get a little creative. Infused water is one of the easiest to do at home and it is fully customizable. All you need is a pitcher (I’ve even made infused water in a small HydroFlask and it worked), water, and any fruit of your choice. A tried and true water infusion to kick-start your system in the mornings is lemon, mint, and cucumber. Chop or slice all your fruit and let it sit in your water overnight in the refrigerator. This is something you can send with your teen to school in a reusable water bottle. Don’t forget to eat the fruit after!

Kombucha

Full of probiotics and easily found at most stores today, (it’s also relatively simple to make at home) Kombucha’s full flavor will make you forget all about soda. This fermented tea drink comes in a large range of flavors and colors. It is important to note that despite kombucha having a very small alcohol content of 0.5% (due to the process of fermentation), it is not alcoholic. It is completely safe for children and teens to drink.

How often do you drink soda, if at all? What is your favorite drink to swap out soda with? Let me know in the comments below.

Gabriella Anaya

News Editor | Limoges, France | [email protected]

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