Five Soda Alternatives

May 3, 2011 ,

Do you always grab a soda when you are thirsty? Next time you may want to consider one of these healthier alternatives:

  1. Jazz up your water: Ready-to-use flavoured waters contain sugar or artificial sweeteners, known to keep the sweet tooth. A much better choice is natural flavouring: just add slices of lemon, lime, or orange to your water for added taste and vitamins.
  2. Stir in some bubbles: Mixing a thick, tart juice with seltzer yields a tastier, healthier and cheaper drink.
  3. Drink your vegetables: Vegetables juices are lower in calories that most fruit juices. Opt for a low-sodium type whenever available. Better yet, make your own, at home, with a juicer. Add some black pepper and a drop of Tabasco sauce for an extra kick.
  4. Go for the Green Tea: Studies show that it may help reduce the risk of several types of cancer. It can be drunk hot or iced. If you do not like its tartness, a few drops of honey will make it sweet.
  5. Go for Milk or Soy: They are a great-tasting drink and your bones will be grateful. Look for low-fat versions. Soy beverages are naturally sweet, try the unsweetened types.



Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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