We live in a world that consumes too much soda. Way too much of it, in fact. They say that soda contributes to so many negative medical conditions. There's obesity, as the empty calories from sugars in sodas offer no nutritional value and lead to weight gain as a result.
Even diet drinks are said to trick the brain into thinking they're getting something sweet, and many studies have revealed that drinking them does not offer too much of a difference from drinking the regular varieties. Then there are other conditions like diabetes. Experts say that rates have risen drastically during recent years, largely due to the increased consumption of soft drinks.
How do we get around this? After all, we love the feeling of carbonated drinks. They feel refreshing and they really act as an effective thirst quencher. Is there a viable alternative here? There is, and I'm going to recommend it to you. It may take a bit of getting used to in the long run, but your body will be much better off for it, as there are no detrimental effects to your health.
Try drinking seltzer, also referred to as club soda. You're still getting the bubbles that you get in your colas or other drinks, but you're getting none of the sugar and chemicals prevalent in so many of them. This is essentially water with some added carbonation, so you're hydrating your body in the process. Best of all, it's calorie free so you will not need to worry about putting on pounds as a result.
There are some who say they've tried drinking seltzer but they can not stand the plain taste of it. While this is a legitimate concern, I've offered two pieces of advice as a means of getting around the issue. For one, try it out for a few weeks, not just a day or two. The more you have it, the more your body will adapt to the taste. Secondly, you can always try one of the flavored varieties for some added kick.