My Weight Loss Progress

Monday, December 12, 2011

Home-Made Soda

Today's post is a takeoff on Trudy's latest! I love her blog, My Healthy Eating Challenge.

She wrote about soda, home-made vs. buying bottles of soda.  What are the benefits/costs involved?  Soda is soda, no matter where you get it, and pretty unhealthy stuff at that.

The one benefit she could see was that there is less packaging than there is in buying bottled soda.  There is even less packaging involved in drinking water--unless you drink bottled water.  I do that at work but at home we filter.  I should be more conscientious about using a refillable container and the big bottled water the school provides.  Hmmm...I think Santa might just bring me a large water container that is dishwasher safe this Christmas.  If there is such a thing.  I drank a lot more water when I carried around a 32-ounce Nalgene bottle with a no-spill straw. 

My own version of homemade soda is to take a can of frozen juice, 100% fruit juice of course, and use seltzer water instead of water.  Even that is a rare thing for me because I don't entirely trust the carbonation, and juice itself is not as healthy as eating the fruit.  It does make a festive occasion nice though.

I have quit drinking commercial soda entirely, even when I have a headache, which I am getting less and less now.  If I have a leaky gut, cola surely won't help. I didn't drink much soda besides the occasional cola for headache anyway because aspartame is scary stuff and sugar is out of the question for me. 

1 comment:

  1. You have my admiration & respect. Keep going!