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Old 08-23-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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I drink a lot of pop(soda for you weird people ). I'm trying to break the habit. I usually go through a 12 pack a week. Have been able to switch to water for the most part except at meals. I can't drink water with a meal, I need something with a flavor. Is there something a bit more healthy to drink?
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Try diluting your pop - me too, not soda, with juice or water... I will do Sprite or something like it, with juice or water and keep diluting more and more - I love the juice with the Sprite or generic...or depending on what it is - add iced tea maybe....
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You can get some of those flavored seltzers, most grocery stores carry them, they usually have lemon-lime, cherry, orange, raspberry and a few others. There's no sugar, I think they're very refreshing.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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try a lighter flavored pop like ginger ale. Probably not healthy, but I has less dye and sugar content than most
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Buy some fruit "cordials" or fruit "syrups" and dilute with water. I have about 10 different flavours, all natural with no added colourings or additives and they taste great. If you can find those in the US that is as I am not sure. Maybe in delis ?
Carbonated drinks are not very good for you so it is a good idea to cut down if you can.
How about fruit juices ( so many different types) and things like Smoothies ?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Iced tea. Try 3 bags regular sized Lipton's with 2 Bigelow Plantation Mint tea bags steeped for 20 minutes in about a quart of water after it boils. Add enough water to make about 1/2 gallon & refrigerate. Add sugar if you want to or simple syrup.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Get plain seltzer and the experiement with adding different types of juices you like to it.

Home-made "sprite" tastes a lot better than regular.

Seltzer + Lemon + lime

Just for fun if you want to check it out:
Making Carbonated Water at Home

Amazon.com: seltzer maker

Seltzer Recipes, Seltzer Water Recipes, Seltzer Bottles (http://www.mrfizz.com/seltzer_recipes.html - broken link)
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Red Wine!
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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yes try wine
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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You can get some of those flavored seltzers, most grocery stores carry them, they usually have lemon-lime, cherry, orange, raspberry and a few others. There's no sugar, I think they're very refreshing.
There might be no sugar, but there is still artificial flavors and sweeteners. You may as well drink soda; that stuff is no better for you.

I usually drink coffee or hot tea with a meal. Or you might try juice or milk. Anything else, like say a raspberry tea from a restaraunt, is pretty much soda.
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