Dare we say it? Sometimes nothing's better than an ice cold soft drink. They're crisp and make that refreshing, oh-so-unmistakable sound every time a bottle is cracked. But, as we all know, soft drinks and all those other tasty, fizzy drinks aren't exactly as good for you as they taste.
Some soft drinks contain corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup, and most soft drinks are filled with loads of sugar that could possibly lead to obesity (and diet sodas have their fair share of issues, too). Some soft drinks also have been linked to other serious health issues. True, in moderation, these beverages aren't all doom and gloom, but there are other soft drink brands that are a tinge healthier.
Soda Vie makes a series of handcrafted, naturally brewed, sparkling beverages that are made from real food:
"Our naturally brewed and naturally carbonated process brings out the fullest manifestation of the whole food flavors. The result is a refreshing drink that is a new expression of the word soda."
Blue Sky's beverages are all-natural with no preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. The company's organic soda is sweetened with pure, organic cane sugar and contains no high fructose corn syrup or caffeine, either. The company also carries an energy drink, calorie-free soda sweetened with Truvia, natural soda and seltzer.
OoGave is sweetened with agave nectar. The soda contains no artificial preservatives, is USDA certified organic, is gluten-free and kosher certified. The company highlights where it gets its agave from on its nifty farm-to-table page at its website; check it out.
Make Your Own Fizzy Drinks
Yes, you, too, can make some pretty stellar fizzy, organic drinks at home. One cool beverage to definitely try: Fizzy Cucumber Lemonade. It's a simple beverage made of water, sugar, cucumber, lemon juice and soda water.