Soda. Pop. No matter what you call it, you know it’s time to say good-bye—but you’re not sure how to do it. Never fear!You can ditch the soda habit and satisfy your craving by swapping out your go-to pop for these 12 clean drinks better than soda.
Regular sodas are essentially liquid sugar, with some brands containing as many as 40 grams of sugar in a 12-ounce serving and 65 grams in a 20-ounce serving. Yikes! These beverages fill you up with fructose, a type of sugar that doesn’t satisfy the appetite as well as other types, like glucose. What’s more, it offers no nutritive value, so you take in all that sugar but no fiber, antioxidants, or other nutrients your body needs to tackle its day. Studies consistently link regular soda consumption to weight gain.
Diet pop’s no winner either. Artificial sweeteners confuse the metabolism and trigger the production of insulin, which leads to weight gain. In addition, these sweeteners can mislead you into believing you can consume more food than you actually should: If I drink a diet soda, I can have a second helping of pasta.
Ditch regular and diet soda. Instead, nourish your body with clean drinks like the recipes below. Your body will thank you—and so will your taste buds.
Whether you’re sippin’ on the deck or refueling between errands, this recipe is one of those clean drinks that offers no-hassle prep and no-guilt refreshment.
Zesty lemonade. Fresh fruit. What’s not to love about this summer classic?
This surprising drink recipe incorporates…wait for it…beets. Not a fan of beets? No worries. We’ve combined them with orange juice, lemon juice, and ginger for a taste you’ll enjoy.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this strawberry-licious soda alternative.
Treat your body to the flavor it craves without refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Our version of the classic drink recipe is sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
Green and black tea combine in this delish better-than-soda drink, which is naturally sweetened with honey or raw coconut sugar.
Ginger is a natural remedy that’s long been used to battle everything from pain to PMS. It also helps relieve tummy troubles of many varieties, including motion sickness.
Clean drinks like this one are loaded with antioxidants that fight disease and nurture better health. You can’t say that about the contents of a soda can!
Natural sweetness shines in this tasty recipe, which is high in vitamin C (to help boost the immune system) and vitamin K (to help fight bone loss and support healthy blood clotting).
With zero grams of fat and loads of nutritional goodness, this superfood drink is a smart alternative to the sugar and artificial ingredients in soda pop.
This four-ingredient infused water recipe is delish and healthy. It contains mint to help aid digestion.
12. Bahama Splash
Relax with this smoothie, which includes baby spinach, mango, Greek yogurt, and more.
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