First most diet sodas contain Aspartame, which the health effects have been known for quite awhile. I personally have given up the daily consumption of soda over 15 years ago, but I do enjoy it from time to time as most people do. I also learned long ago asorbic acid can stall diet efforts.
Although nothing in my book replaces the benefits of a tall cold glass of water I do enjoy a change from time to time and want a cold soda. So how can one enjoy soda, that has a very low sodium content, avoid the sugars, aspartame, and asorbic acids? In other words, have a much healthier soda? I choose to purchase SodaStream and make my own sodas when I want to have one. I not only save money and help the environment but I also give Simon a better tasting SODA! Long story how he even started drinking soda. All I will say is that a child has 2 parents and you don’t know what the other one is saying yes to all the time!
I personally choose the Diet Lemon-Lime sodamix so that I may add fresh strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, cherries or squeeze some orange juice in the soda once made and add some orange slices. I must say Simon LOVES this little treats and enjoys making the soda. With the SodaStream you can also do sparkling water which I also add the fresh fruit too as well. Also with some DaVinci Gourmet Syrup Simon and I can really go to town on flavors when the mood hits me!! I've been using the sugar free syrups DaVinci offers since my low carb days and have my favorites and have tried some of their recipes
Second, I choose to make my own soda due to ADHD/ADDHD. Don’t know if Simon is but he has tendencies. Aspartame and processed sugar does not help kids who are active, over active or have ADHD/ADDHD.
I’m not saying I’m the healthiest eater all the time but I do know processed and refined foods, sugar foods are a bad combo for long term health and well being and can effect mental capacity. When you have too much sugary foods, do you ever feel tired, head foggy and out of sorts? Mental capacity.
If I want to gain weight fast I can load up on soda, cookies, cakes, chips, dips and other snack foods and just feast for a week and gain 10 pounds. When I eat healthy, drink water, avoid fast foods, and cook at home or make better restaurant foods choices, I can maintain my weight or lose weight. Even an occasional ‘bad food’ item doesn’t’ hurt if my overall eating is to the good. I also notice Simon's ADHD/ADDHD tendencies are much less when the diet is very limited in processed and refined foods.
Yes I promote SodaStream because I found it to beneficial not only for the hCG diet protocol but for overall health, the environment and for fun and better taste! So why not share my find? Why not tell others who may want a low calorie to no calorie soda that is diabetic friendly, extremely low sodium and healthier then what you are getting from soda makers now?
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