You are probably familiar with the dangers of drinking too much soda or carbonated water. However, these beverages have some surprising benefits as well. Carbonated water contains carbon dioxide gas, which makes the liquid bubbly and fizzy. Carbonated water is generally as healthy as regular water. Soda, also known as pop, is a sugary, carbonated soft drink. Soda has more health dangers than pluses; however, it can provide some benefits.
By John Craig
[From Natural Blaze]: Have you ever craved soda pop but just can't bring yourself to drink what's typically at stores or restaurants?
High-fructose corn syrup, aspartame (a toxin that kills brain cells), synthetic phosphoric acid, caramel coloring (a carcinogen) – the list goes on.
Then there are healthy alternatives that break the bank and still offer no nutrition. They are just less damaging substitutes, that are expensive.
Finally, here is healthy recipe that anyone can use to make soda pop at home – save money and forget toxins.
John uses a Sodastream, but not everyone has one. You can use this recipe for seltzer or sparkling mineral water and alter for an 8 oz glass of homemade soda pop.
1.5 cups organic frozen strawberries
1 cup pure cane sugar
1 liter distilled water (for Sodastream users)
1 liter seltzer, club soda, or mineral water (for those who don't have a soda maker)
1 tablespoon …
Although carbonated water and soda may have some health benefits, you should drink these beverages, especially soda, in moderation. Soda is high in sugar, which can cause a number of health problems, including obesity and diabetes. A 12-ounce can of cola, for instance, contains 33 grams of sugar. Although there is no recommended daily value of sugar, the American Heart Institute recommends that we should consume 6 teaspoons, or 30 grams, of sugar per day.
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