Love diet soda but having a tough time giving it up? We still encounter many clients who are addicted to the sweet bubbly taste of diet sodas, often thinking they are doing themselves a favor by choosing a no calorie version over sugar-laden regular sodas.
Well it’s time to rethink your drink.
About two-thirds of adults consume artificial sweeteners, and sadly their popularity is growing among kids and teens as well. Check out our blog here to read all the reasons why we encourage our peeps to ditch the diet and go natural.
That’s all well and good, you say. But is there anything remotely healthy that can replace that fizzy sweet craving?
While we often suggest weaning down with a mixture of seltzer water and 100% fruit juice (4:1 ration seltzer to juice), or seltzer mixed with fresh squeezed lemons and limes, truth is we are both totally in love with a product called KEVITA.
Kevita is a light, refreshing, uber-healthy probiotic drink made from fermented organic coconut water, plant extracts, and organic fruit puree or concentrates, which add a lightly flavored complement to the beverage’s digestive and immune enhancing probiotics.
Best part? The fermentation process produces amazing amounts of beneficial lactobacillus – the super good guy bugs that have a fabulous effect on the health of your gut. So you can drink your “soda” and get health benefits to boot!
The majority of flavors are sweetened only with natural stevia, and contain 0-1 grams of sugar per serving (2 servings in each 16-oz bottle). The remaining flavors contain small amounts of sugar from organic cane sugar or the natural sugar in the fruit itself, which amounts to anywhere from 4 – 9 grams per serving. Compare this to a regular soda with about 25 grams of added sugar in a similar 8-oz. serving.
Oh, we don’t want to forget to mention that they have also introduced a new line called their Cleansing Probiotic Tonics, with super cool flavors such as turmeric ginger, red beet, cinnamon, and chili ginger lime. These all include apple cider vinegar, the “mother” of all digestive aids. These carry a more tangy taste than the original versions. We can’t wait to try them all.
Let us know: do you have a tough time giving up your diet drinks? Let us know if you try Kevita and what you think!