I was a Coca-Cola addict for over a decade until I realized how much the high fructose corn syrup was harming my health, so I switched to Diet Coke. A few years later, I learned about all the damage aspartame and other artificial sweeteners can do to the liver and other organs, so I quit that too. Today I mostly drink water, but I still crave soda from time to time.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much in the way of “healthy” soda out there. Your best bet is to make your own soda from healthy ingredients, which is why I want to share this article by Teri Page from Homestead Honey. She explains how to make soda from herbs, organic sugar, lemon juice, sauerkraut, and yeast. Now you don’t want to chug this stuff all day as too much of any sweetener is unhealthy, but it’s a great way to curb soda cravings.
Teri writes, “When it’s hot and we’ve been working in the garden or barn, the most thirst quenching drink we can imagine is something cold, sweet, and fizzy. A soda. Occasionally we find organic, all-natural sodas at the Amish bent and dent store and enjoy them as a treat, but in general we find them to be too sweet. Recently we’ve gotten in the routine of creating something even better: homemade sodas infused with herbs and flowers…”