Diet soda is a go to beverage for many people craving something sweet, without all the calories. However, recent research suggests drinking diet may not do much for your waistline. In fact, it may just make it bigger!
So what's a soda lover to do?
Think outside the can and forget the name brand! Forget coke or pepsi and reach for one of these 5 sugar-free, all-natural sodas instead!
Izze esque has just 50 calories per bottle and uses natural flavors like 25% juice and citric acid to sweeten the taste.
Oogave Organic soda targets vegan or organic costumers. Although it has 98 calories and 23 grams of sugar, it is still much less than coke's 140 calories and 39 grams of sugar. This brand uses natural flavorings like organic agave nectar, which is much sweeter than sugar, to boost its taste.
Zevia is a 0 calorie and 0 sugar beverage that is naturally flavored with a naturally sweet botanical leaf called stevia. When extracted, it creates a sweetener that is 100 times sweeter than sugar with none of the calories!
Blue Sky Free uses flavors from Californian Meyer lemon and West Indian lime to help perfect the 0 calorie and 0 sugar taste. Much like Zevia, it also uses a processed sweetener that is derived from stevia, called Truvia.
Last but not least, GT Enlightened Synergy Organic & Raw Kombucha is a fizzy tea beverage that only has 60 calories per bottle with 8 grams of sugar. The naturally carbonated beverage uses 5% fruit juice and 95% raw kombucha for flavoring. Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage filled with beneficial probiotics, antioxidants, lactic acid, and B vitamins.
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