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What is a healthy alternative to soda?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Do you like the fizziness of soda but don't want the caffeine and sugar?

Watch the video to find out from Dr. Oz what is a healthy alternative to soda.


Deborah Beauvais
Nutrition & Dietetics
A great affordable alternate to soda and better for you is taking regular water from your tap or a filtered system or  a bottle  and adding your own flavor to it. A healthy diet requires 64-80 ounces of water daily so try slicing lemons, limes and oranges and adding them to your ice cold water for a refreshing beverage. If it is the fizziness you crave use a sparkling variety of water or even club soda to get the fizz with some flavor that refreshes and the hydration the body needs daily.

We often confuse hunger with the need for hydration. So drinking more water daily may also impact your weight maintenance too.
Water, low-fat milk, and low-sodium, clear-broth soups -- especially before meals -- are healthy alternatives to soda. Studies show that these liquids may increase fullness, decrease hunger, and help you eat less during a meal.

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