Soda Alternative

Soda is full of sugar, and it’s bad for you.  If you have fat around the middle of your body you can thank sugar for that.  Seriously, research it.  How do you kick a soda addiction?  Replace it with something good, like nutrient infused water.

Here is a link to a recipe for Mint, Cucumber, Lemon water and here is what one of my readers has to say about it:

“i been trying [this] drink out for the last couple of days (and eating the contents in the evening!) well all i can say is it really has got things moving (and i didn’t know i had things which needed to be moved lol!) got to be good for me!!”

 

This recipe is supposed to be a “fat flush” drink:

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This site lists 8 different “detox” water recipes:

http://bembu.com/detox-water-recipes

 

Truthfully, drinking some of these instead of soda may suck at first, until your taste buds change.  Just proceed with the understanding that after you go a while without the soda (sugar) your taste buds will change over time.  Once they do, the infused waters will actually taste good and the soda will eventually taste gross.

Also, for me, the more processed sugar I consume, the more I crave.  As long as I stay away from it, I didn’t crave it.. but it generally takes about 2-4 weeks for the cravings to disappear after cutting processed sugar out completely.

Coconut water is also good for you but it may taste pretty disgusting at first, especially if it’s packaged.  Again, as your taste buds change, the taste will improve.  Coconut water from Young Thai Coconuts is sweeter and yummiliscious! Here is what they look like:

Coconut

If you’re in the Wichita, Kansas area, you can find them at Green Acres, or you can save some money and go to an Asian store to buy them.  Finally, you can even make one of my personal favorites, good old fashioned, home-made lemonade.  Click here for the recipe.  Cheers!

Lemonade

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In Love and Gratitude,

Jodi

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