A surprising connection between daily consumption of diet soda and heart attacks was unveiled at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles in February 2011. An earlier study linked diet soda to metabolic syndrome. What is going on here?
Put simply, diet sodas are what I consider “fake” drinks and our bodies don’t deal with fake substances in a healthy, normal way. Science has yet to uncover all of the risks that fake food may have. And until then, if there may be a risk in eating these foods and drinks, why risk it?
Instead, reach for more natural, healthier alternatives to quench your thirst. Here is a short list of some of Pooja’s Picks for store bought drinks. Keep checking back as we’ll continue to update!
Pooja’s Picks For Store Bought, Mainly 0 Calorie, Drinks:
Brand: Ito En
Teas’ Tea Green Jasmine from Ito En
Teas’ Tea Rose Green from Ito En
Teas’ Tea Mint Green from Ito En
All Ito En brand tea’s are brewed authentically and contain natural tea antioxidants so this unsweetened, 0 calorie beverage actually gives you with healthy nutrients while avoiding “empty” sugar calories.
Brand: Ayala’s Herbal Water
Lemongrass Mint Vanilla
Green Tea Unsweetened With Lemon
100% Coconut Water
Coconut water is nature’s alternative to energy and sports drinks. It’s an amazing drink can help balance your body’s pH levels and contains about three times the potassium of one banana. It contains roughly 40-60 calories per serving.
Kombucha – various brands