Khali wrote:I have also recently give up soda/pop as my main drink. I would go through one to two liters a day.
At first it was Mountain Dew until I had some health issues. Turns out I was more sensitive to something in Mt. Dew than most people. That something was BVO, Brominated Vegetable Oil. Bromine is the chemical element of atomic number 35, a dark red fuming toxic liquid with a choking, irritating smell. Pepsi used it in everything. They said they were going to remove it but it still can be found as an ingredient in Mountain Dew. I switched to Mello Yello since it did not contain BVO. But there have been several recent health studies saying the leading cause of heart disease and plaque build up was not in fact Cholesterol/fatty food but HFCS, High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Since I have been considering ditching Soda/pop for a while I decided to make a change. I gave it up and switched to Lipton Peach Iced Tea. While it still has some HFCS, 18 grams, its no where close to the amount a 12 oz. can of soda has, 45 grams. In the mean time I am still searching for something that has no HFCS at all but instead uses real surgar. Yes I could switch to diet but I don't like the taste and each of the various artificial sweeteners have their own health drawbacks.
Check out Stevia It's made from a leaf so it is not artificial.