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  • 22:37 Does anyone have a great substitution for the sugarfied version of Coca-Cola or Pepsi? I need to ditch the sugar. Typical diet colas are bad #

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leprosy
Mar. 8th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
Some of the diet drinks with Splenda are tolerable.

I had to ditch colas to save my kidneys from the phosphorus that's in there. I wound up drinking generic 7-up substitutes. Down here the Food Lion store brand uses Splenda.
lost_tumbleweed
Mar. 9th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Leperman.
I've tried a variety of Splenda-sweetened sodas, and don't really like them.

I'm a sugar-aholic. ugh.
leprosy
Mar. 9th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
If you absolutely must have sugar, you'll be better off drinking soda with real cane sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup.
lost_tumbleweed
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
you said it, Bro.
trying to find them isn't always easy.
China Cola is wonderific, when i can find it.
kayre
Mar. 8th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
Try iced tea with stevia? Actual health *benefits* instead of the problems of cola (of which sugar is only one). I like a lemon or mint tea, personally.
lost_tumbleweed
Mar. 9th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, kayre :)

Just before posting this query, I tried Zevia, which is sweetened with stevia. Mr. F enjoyed it, but I didn't like it. Can't recall when stevia first hit the market ... 10 years ago? ... I tried it then and a few years later. Like other sweetening alternatives, it had that yucky aftertaste.

The health bennies sound great, but it would take a lot for me to drink that stuff on a regular basis.

Oh, well. I guess I have to settle for spritzer and juice to get some sort of tastebud fun.

Thanks for the idea! I really appreciate it. :)
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