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Friday, February 10, 2012

STOP!!!! Say NO to SODAs


I do not proclaim to be a doctor or specialist in the study of the body. But, I do know that their is something unhealthy about sodas (diet or regular). I read two articles Healthmad and Livestrong recently that talked about the affects of soda and what I found made me not want to drink sodas anymore. Sodas cause head aches, weight gain, decaying teeth, and other health issues. Again, I  am not a medical professional. I just think we drink a lot of things that are unhealthy for us and ignore articles like these. We also wonder why we have certain health problems. I mean if I knew something was harmful to my body, I would want to know. So since I care about my readers, I wanted to share this with you.



I am Changing
Instead of drinking sodas, I started purchasing carbonated waters as a healthier alternative. I just started and so far, I like it. I made homemade lemonade and added sparkling seltzer water- raspberry flavor (Kroger brand). It had a lot of fizzy and flavor. I only poured what I wanted to drink at that setting. As with any carbonated beverage, it lost its fizz after a couple of days. I also purchased club soda caffeine free (Kroger brand), and it works just as well. 


There are so many flavors that can be made. You could add a twist of lemon or think outside the box; lime, cranberry juice, blueberries, strawberries, orange juice, cotton candy, or anything you can come up with for a new beverage flavor. Make something that grabs your taste buds.


I am still trying to convince my husband that he should stop drinking sodas. So far, my pleas have gone unnoticed. I will keep trying though.


Ingredients
Club soda- carbonated water, sodium bicarbonate, salt, potassium sulfate
Sparkling Seltzer Water (Raspberry)- carbonated water, natural flavor


Other articles I found interesting: