Think diet soft drink is a good alternative to the regular kind? Think again. The artificial sweeteners in diet soft drink can be toxic to the brain, have a negative impact on your gut bacteria and digestive tract, contribute to tooth enamel erosion, cause kidney damage, and actually increase your sugar cravings!
Not sure what to drink instead? Try these 5 refreshing diet soft drink swaps!
Iced tea sweetened with stevia or monk fruit sweetener can be great when you’re craving soft drink, as it’s sweet enough to satisfy your sugar cravings and provides a refreshing hit. Try making your own iced tea with green or herbal tea (lemongrass and ginger or rosehip and hibiscus are good options)!
Sparkling water with fruit
If you love the fizziness of diet soft drink, sparkling water can be an excellent alternative. Free of sugar and calories, carbonated water can be plain on its own, so try adding a few squeezes of lemon juice, or infuse some raspberries or strawberries for a sugar-free flavour hit.
Another satisfyingly fizzy soft drink alternative, kombucha contains little to no sugar and has the added benefit of gut-friendly probiotics.
Refreshing and sweet, coconut water is a great alternative to diet soft drinks. Rich in electrolytes, magnesium, and potassium, coconut water helps rehydrate your body, making it an excellent post-workout drink.
Satisfy your sweet cravings and pack in an extra dose of fruits and vegetables by making a deliciously healthy smoothie. Try one of our MACROS-approved fibre rich smoothies!
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