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What are some healthy alternatives to drinking pop?

or soda whatever you want to call it. I'm trying to lose weight and in my opinion, I'm doing a great job with exercise but I need to work on my diet (I kinda just eat whatever) and I have often heard throughout my life that pop is very bad for you. To give you an idea of how much I have: while at college I usually have 2-3 glasses a day, and when at home i probably have one a week. So yeah, what beverages that have taste and don't contain artificial sweeteners are good alternatives to drinking pop?

Asked By: A p - 1/28/2010
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In your case, Chocolate milk (because its high in vitamin D and Calcium and it helps rebuild broken tissue) just dont drink too much. And Sunny D ( its high in vitamin C) and try REAL iced tea (because it has Stuff that tea has) and Try GREEN TEA DRINKS, its got lots of different types of vitamins. The best one i can... More
Answered By: Tackleberry - 1/28/2010
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One a week isn't bad, but 2-3 a day is... More
Answered By: starstrukk - 1/28/2010
 
The biggest problem with soda is the sodium. The sodium amount is just as bad in diet soda. The best thing that has helped me are Crystal Lights single packets. They are zero calorie zero sugar packets that you mix in with your water bottle. It is quite helpful when you're looking to have something sweet without the... More
Answered By: elleree - 1/28/2010
 
I loooovee Fuze drinks. They actually aren't bad for you and they taste really good and fruity. They have lots of different flavors. That or vitamin water. :)
Answered By: Phoebe :) - 1/28/2010
 
Taste is acquired and most people who "have to have their soda (or pop)" lack discipline. The fact is that carbonated drinks with corn syrup in them are JUST PLAIN BAD. How simple is that? Couldn't be simpler. Because of the millions of dollars big companies make from sales, they will promote soft drinks as if they... More
Answered By: drew - 1/28/2010
 
I would recommend maybe using a bottle of water and you can add like a crystal light on the go or a kool aid thing which is similiar. I also drink some milk for the calcium. :)
Answered By: Baby Boy Due 5/19/2010 - 1/28/2010
 
Fresca
Answered By: King Pin - 1/28/2010
 
If you really like fizzy drinks you could easily get carbonated water and mix it with juice or another healthy flavored drink.
Answered By: Zira - 1/28/2010
 
YOU CAN LOSE UP TO TEN POUNDS... More
Answered By: Jayde - 1/28/2010
 
Milks/ chocolate milks- soy milks/ rice milk's Fruit juices Green teas (iced/ hot) Coffee Tea/ herbal teas Flavoured waters Carbonated water Fruit smoothe supplements (ie: odwalla) Hope i'v helped, goodluck!
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Answered By: Melissa K - 1/29/2010
 
Juice and fruit smoothies. Even though I think one soda a week is no problem. You can allow yourself that much, but if you really want to stop drinking soda then simply start drinking sugar free juices. But if you want to know the world's best and healthiest drink, then nothing beats water. Drink loads of water.
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Answered By: David - 1/30/2010
 
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