Soda has been around for centuries and it is constantly evolving. If you’re from the south, then you usually refer to soda as coke and if you’re from the north, then you usually refer to it as pop. It is quite obvious how unhealthy soda is, because of the high levels of sugar and corn syrup. There is just something so refreshing about opening up a can or a bottle of soda and taking that first sip. What is so intoxicating about soda? It could be the caffeine, the carbonated water, or the taste, but either way, it always leaves you wanting more. Steering clear of soda can be hard, but if you are trying to lead a healthier life, then these are seven drinks that you can replace soda with.
1. Sparkling ICE
Ice.. Ice.. Baby. If you still need your daily dose of caffeine (because WHO DOESN’T), these Sparkling ICE drinks contain enough caffeine to keep you going. ICE offers 16 flavors: black raspberry (my personal favorite), black cherry, cherry limeade, classic lemonade, coconut pineapple, crisp apple, orange lime, grape raspberry, kiwi strawberry, lemon lime, orange mango, peach nectarine, pink grapefruit, pomegranate blueberry, strawberry lemonade, and strawberry watermelon, so you are bound to find a flavor that you like. There is no guilt when ingesting these Sparkling ICE drinks, because they have zero sugar and zero carbs. When I want to replace soda, these drinks are my go-to. You can finds these carbonated beverages in just about any store, so get yours today! If you want to find out more about this brand then head over to Sparkling ICE.
2. Zevia Drinks
Zevia soft drinks are the closet you will get to drinking soda, without actually drinking soda. I actually love Zevia drinks; there are a few flavors that I’m not wild about, but it’s all about preference. You don’t have to worry about the sugar and calories in this drink, because there aren’t any. This soda-like beverage is sweetened with stevia (sugar replacement) and is made with real ingredients, so there is nothing artificial here. The Zevia brand offers an array of options, such as teas, mixers, energy drinks, and of course their Zevia soda. There are so many flavors to choose from: black cherry, cola, cherry cola, cream soda, Dr. Zevia, ginger ale, ginger ale root beer, grape, grapefruit citrus, lemon lime twist, mountain Zevia, orange, and strawberry. If you want to find more out about this brand, then head over to Zevia.
Perrier is a French brand that has been around since 1863. Perrier is offered in eight flavors: peach, watermelon, strawberry, lime, pink grapefruit, L’orange, green apple, and lemon. You can enjoy these drinks after a workout or with your lunch. Perrier is made with all natural ingredients and no artificial sweeteners. You don’t have to travel all the way to France to get a nice drink, instead satisfy your taste buds with some Perrier. I haven’t tried this brand yet, but I have seen it stores and now that I know more about it, I will probably give it a try. If you are like me and you aren’t that familiar with this brand, then head over to Perrier to find out more information.
It must be true that good things come in small packages. Bai soda only has five calories and is not made with any artificial sweeteners. These drinks only possess one gram of sugar and compared to the amount of sugar that is in regular soda, that is a great deal. Bai drinks come in seven flavors: black cherry, blood orange, pink grapefruit, blackberry lime, pineapple, watermelon lime, and coconut lime; I guess lime makes for a powerful combination. If you can’t decide on which flavor to try, they offer variety packs, so try them all. Bai beverages are quite popular and although I haven’t personally tried Bai, I think that they serve as a great alternative to soda. If you want to find out more information on this brand, then head on over to Bai.
5. Nestlé’s Splash
You may have not heard, but the Nestlé Company has recently released a line of sparkling water, called Nestlé’s Splash. This beverage is sweet and has zero calories and zero colors or dyes. Nestlé’s Splash comes in some powerful flavors – tangy sweet lemon, wild and sweet raspberry, velvety sweet mango peach, and sweet and tart black cherry; these flavors sound delicious. Now this is a drink that I would definitely replace soda with. Nestlé’s Splash can be found in stores, but if don’t have any luck, then head on over to Nestlé’s website.
Be a boss when you drink some Voss… Voss is one of the most popular sparkling water brands, so you have most definitely seen this brand in stores. Voss water offers a hint of flavor and doesn’t contain any sugar and is 100% natural. There are five unique flavors that you can choose from – tangerine lemongrass, lime mint, lemon cucumber, strawberry ginger, and raspberry rose. Voss posses more water than most carbonated beverages and overall, it is a healthy product that can replace soda. If you want to find out more about this brand, then head on over to Voss.
I have always wanted to try this brand and maybe now I will. The LaCroix sparkling water is considered “innocent”, which means that is it free of sugar, calories, sodium, and artificial ingredients, so talk about a healthy alternative. LaCroix comes in 24 flavors: apricot, berry, coconut, cran-raspberry, key lime, lemon, lime, mango, orange, pamplemousse, passionfruit, peach-pair, pure, tangerine, cerise limôn, kiwi sandia, melon pomelo, mure pepino, piña fraise, pomme baya, coconut cola, coffea exotica, cubana, and lacola. LaCroix sparkling water can be found in a number of stores, so don’t think twice about buying this beverage. If you want to find out more about this brand, then head over to LaCroix.