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01-02-2011, 06:29 AM
Might sound like a dumb question but does anyone drink coca cola and such?
please do not delete, I am seeking genuine feedback.
01-02-2011, 06:38 AM
No, but there are several healthy fizzy drinks you might want to try! Such as water or coconut kefir, kombucha or rejuvelac.
01-02-2011, 06:56 AM
In transition, I encourage people to drink seltzer water to get off soda.
Also yes..Kombucha is highly fizzy and oh so good!
Soda, I use to clean (external surface)the engine of my car. It is corrosive and cuts everything and makes it nice and shiny. It can also be used as a drain opener at home. So many uses for that crazy chemical.
01-02-2011, 07:45 AM
I do not! I got rid of soda a little over a year ago. Stopped drinking it and never looked back!!!
01-02-2011, 08:19 AM
I kicked soda too. I used to drink 5-6 cans a day. I don't miss it and it was corroding my teeth something terrible.
I am now in the process of kicking caffeine all together. I am transitioning back to raw. I am about 85% raw now and some days I go total raw. I have been reading NW Walkers books. Eye opening. :eek: So are Ehret's books.
01-02-2011, 08:38 AM
Consider this... find a fresh juice you like ~ maybe orange or apple; add soda water to it.
01-02-2011, 08:13 PM
Good suggestion with the juice and soda water, you could put any juice with it!
I do a similar thing with fizzy mineral water I bottle right from the spring. It tastes wonderful with fresh squeezed juice! This is my soda when I have it!
Of course it's likely you don't have a carbonated water spring in your area... :) You might consider trying to brew your own kombucha, or at least getting some from the healthfood store. As people have demonstrated, there are shades of grey and an evolution toward healthier drinks rather than just a drink/don't drink option.
01-03-2011, 03:48 PM
I do not drink traditional sodas, how ever I do like seltzer water with flavored stevia added to it. You can get several flavors. I like root beer or berry
01-03-2011, 05:09 PM
No more colas, or soda pops...
I do drink natural mineral water occasionally though. It really hydrates me for some reason, more so than regular water. The circles under my eyes disappear. :cool:
01-03-2011, 05:27 PM
I was feeling out of sorts over the weekend and was REALLY craving mineral sparkling water. I was in whole foods and bee lined over to the drinks. I could not believe how much better I felt after drinking a pelligrino!!
Not sure what that was all about.
I used those types of drinks to transition from sodas many years ago.
Now-- only when I get a big craving or a stomach bug and can not handle regular water.
01-04-2011, 02:55 AM
You know after a serious binge and stressful period of my life and it landed me with 16 cavities!:eek:... I gave that stuff up for good! I was off again and on again just like a drug addict for 20 years. I have given it up and don't regret it and have not had another cavity. I have been essentially clean for almost 4 years! I am mortified when I see young toddlers drinking the stuff. My mom wrote in my baby book that on my first birthday I had my first coca-cola! What?!? I did not really have it that much growing up, but when I went to college that was my first introduction to consuming large amounts. My roommate was a SERIOUS Coke addict and still is......She ALWAYS had an open can or two or 3!!!
My husband has been having the same battle and keeps falling off the wagon, but respects my desire for him not to set that example for our daughter and does not really do it so much in front of her. :D
Good luck on regaining your health and keeping money you would otherwise spend on something that is seriously bad for your bones (a friends sister had osteoporosis in her 20's from too high a consumption), teeth, and does not contain anything nutritious except water.
P.S. The kombucha and rejuvelac to me would not be good subs...if you are looking to wean yourself....sparkling waters and then maybe water with lemon/ lime. I tried those after being off of the sodas for 3 yrs. and major yuck from my perspective.
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