Have you seen the images of sugar cubes stacked up to show how much sugar is actually in one bottle or can of soda?! It is such a powerful image, it blows the mind! An equivalent of 9.5 sugar cubes, or if you like to think in terms of sugar packets that you would use to sweeten your coffee, about 10 of those! Holy dang!
Not only is that a ton of sugar, but sugar (derived from sugar beets), and high fructose corn syrup (from corn) are the top GMO crops grown. Because these 2 ingredients typically sweeten sodas, that is a lot of genetically modified molecules being ingested!
We could go on and on about other ingredients in commercial sodas such as aspartame and artificial colors, but to keep this simple we are gonna stick to the sugar element today.
So, a smarter alternative would be a more “natural soda” indeed, or simply no soda at all. But, come on now. You know you crave a little bubbly, cold, refreshing and sweet goodness every now and then.
The natural sodas are cool because they are void in high fructose corn syrup, but they are can still be high in sugar (but usually in the form of cane sugar, again a safer alternative), and they are typically packaged in aluminum (a toxin to our central nervous system).
So today I am sharing a recipe for an amazing sugar-free soda I learned from a friend! My daughter loves this stuff and when I served it at her birthday party this year the kids were lining up for more. (more…)
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