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Better Bubbly by Lisa Johnson, RD

One of consumers favorite products is soda. I am not sure I have ever met anyone who did not enjoy the sweet carbonated beverage that has taken America by storm. The craze hasn’t come without consequences, however. Two-thirds of Americans are over-weight or obese, and 20% of youth fall into these categories. This is not surprising considering that sweetened beverages are the top calorie source in teen’s diets. Thankfully, over the past few years there has been a decline in consumption, however, the per capita intake in 2015 was still about 40 gallons per year…that is per person!

Studies show that sweetened beverages increase risks of many chronic diseases; obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. They are also related to increased risk of gout…70%! And, dental disease. Yet, we “love” them. Obviously, because we continue to consume them despite all evidence that they are hazardous to our health.

Well, today I bring good news! There is finally a better bubbly that I believe you will like. I’ve tried to sell the carbonated seltzer waters, which I love by the way. But, I am always met with mixed reviews. Apparently, they are not sweet enough for everyone. But the better bubbly is sweet and without sugar or artificial sweeteners. Introducing…

Bai Bubbles…Antioxidant Infusion

Bai now put some bubbly in their antioxidant beverages, and I am predicting a healthy craze. They come in a variety of fruit or cola flavors and contain polyphenol-rich tea. The sweetener is erythritol, an all-natural sugar alcohol that will not cause significant blood sugar elevation.

They should be available at most grocers, so keep your eyes open…I think we have a promising solution to our bubbly dilemma. Give them a try and then let us know what you think. You can comment on our Facebook page – ChristieRD.

Here’s to better bubbly…Cheers!

5 Tips to Eating Less Sugar in Your Diet

As we near the end of March and the end of National Nutrition Month, let’s continue the discussion of how we can “Put our best fork forward” throughout the remainder of 2017. Americans consume on average 19 teaspoons of sugar per day yet the American Heart Association recommend that women have no more than 6… Continue Reading

Honestly Good

My clients and I have a tough time reconciling the soda dilemma. Everyone enjoys the carbonated treat, but thus far healthy options have been slim. The most we have been able to weigh is whether regular or diet is a worse evil. Not anymore! A good choice has entered the race…Honestly! Introducing Honest Fizz; an… Continue Reading