Talk about sugar shock! We kept hearing about sugar in fizzy soft drinks so, out of curiosity, we did the math. A typical 330 ml can lists 35 grams of sugar. Assume two cans of soda a day, and you have:
35g x 2 cans/day = 70g x 31 days = 2,170 grams, or 2.17 kilos, or 4.78 pounds of sugar a month
How about a year? A year of all-nighters, sports matches, up and down the motorways, and other more-than-two-sodas-a-day occasions? Yikes! How to cut down, then? You could switch to diet fizzy drinks, which replace sugar with a chemical sweetener such as aspartame. ☹
Or, you could make your own soda with SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™, which use stevia, a natural sweetener (unlike aspartame) with no calories or carbs and all the award-winning great taste with no bitter aftertaste. Here’s a good starter recipe that you can adjust to your taste, with your choice of flavored Sweet Drops:
SWEET DROPS™ SUGAR-FREE FIZZY DRINK
5-8 drops SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops™
Mix and enjoy a tasty fizzy drink with NO sugar! (Keep in mind that Sweet Drops are clear liquids, so whatever flavours you use will look like sparkling water!). Simples!
Another bonus for making your own sugar-free soda: You’re keeping 60 cans/bottles a month out of landfills!
P.S.: Balancing your soda habit with healthy food? Go for it – but check the label. Plenty of foods that we don’t think of as sweet contain sugar: Ketchup, salad dressing, BBQ or spaghetti sauce. Even explicitly (expensively!) “healthy” foods – such as diet or 100-calorie items, low-fat yogurt, and energy bars – often pack serious sugar.