Commercial Soda and Healthier Carbonated Drinks

For many decades, commercial soda is an industry that doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. It has become like a necessity to many people. Drinking soft drinks have become a norm. In fact, people have got addicted to carbonated drinks even without knowing. Until the recent years awareness about the amount of calories and chemicals found in those commercial beverages was not high. So people did not know that these soft drinks are not healthy and should be consumed moderately.

Amount of sugar in a can of randomly chosen commercial beverage is just crazy. You don’t feel how sweet it is. Because additional chemicals trick your brain to not figure out how much sugar is actually in your favorite soft drinks. It’s one of the factors of why many people, especially in the United States, have started to gain a lot of weight and obesity and overweight has become a very common health problem. Drinking 3 cans of soda a day is enough to give you the calories you need for that day without any other nutrients. Those calories are called empty calorie. You end up gaining more weight. Because you intake more calories with those drinks than your body can burn every day.

More and more people are switching from their commercial soda to healthier carbonated drink alternatives. Nowadays you can even make your own carbonated drink right at home with products that let you do the carbonation yourself.

Carbonation is a process where you put carbon dioxide into your chosen liquid. Carbon dioxide won’t readily be absorbed by the liquid but when forced pressure is applied, the carbon dioxide is mixed with the liquid. It is especially required the liquid to be cold or at least room temperature and not warm. Because higher heat will make the carbon dioxide release faster and that’s not desirable.

Healthier carbonated drinks come in more flavor choices too. So, you can enjoy more drinks and enjoy the fizz from the carbon dioxide. Carbonated drinks are refreshing and that’s why it’s very popular to everyone. Now you have a choice between healthier alternatives and those commercial soda packed with calories and chemicals. Why not try out which is healthier? But it does have an acquired taste and for a start you may not choose it over the soft drinks you’re used to. But eventually you will make the switch once you get the hang of it. Soft drinks can be quite addictive. Your body would still crave for it until the time your body slowly gets used to healthier alternatives. There are some artificial flavors that mimics the flavor of your favorite soft drinks in order to help you make the healthier switch.

It really is a great decision to choose to have a healthier lifestyle and diet. We only have 1 life and our body won’t last forever. But we also have to take care of it so we could enjoy our lives a lot longer.