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Zevia is a healthy alternative to traditional soda

Health fanatics typically turn soda down due to the perceived nutritional consequences for drinking the notorious carbonated sugar water.

However, perhaps this trope is no more.

Naturally flavored soda may be on the rise in America. Zero calorie, naturally flavored sodas like the Los-Angeles based Zevia taste just like regular sodas without all the extreme health detriments.

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The everyday 12 ounce Coca-Cola soda can contain 140 calories and have 39 grams of sugar and the same amount of carbohydrates.

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Zevia has zero calories and none of the sugar.

Where the difference lies between Zevia and the everyday diet soda is that Zevia is naturally sweetened. Almost all diet sodas at the store are sweetened artificially with sucralose, also commonly known as Splenda.

Sucralose is a controversial topic in nutrition, with some medical authorities saying it’s totally harmless, and other tests showing that there are side effects like elevated blood sugar levels.

Naturally flavored soda is usually flavored with Stevia leaf extract.

Stevia is a naturally occurring  substance that comes from a plant. Studies have shown that Stevia may even be able to lower blood pressure.

A six-pack of Zevia typically costs $4.99. That may not be as attractive as you can get a 12-pack of Coca Cola for just 50 cents more.

Somehow, these naturally flavored sodas have found a way not to sacrifice taste. These sodas taste exactly like the sugar rich name brands. The flavors even vary from Cola, Root Beer and Ginger Ale just to name a few.

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    AliceApr 27, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Actually diet sodas do not use sucralose (Splenda) they use nasty aspartame which is 200 times sweeter than sugar and has been linked to serious health problems including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, seizures, stroke and dementia. I WISH they used Splenda instead. But I can vouch for zevia being the best soda you can get for those that can’t kick the bad habit

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    John PatrickNov 2, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Zevia as a soda alternative is excellent vs all the others. There is nothing in it that can kill ya…..

    Folks get on the new health bandwagon now!

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    KennethJul 30, 2021 at 1:13 am

    As an avid drinker of Coke, I have to say that Zevia is not as sweet as coke. But how could it be? The zevia cola at first was, well, questionable to me. But it quickly grew on me. I won’t lie, my
    Tastebuds are nOt fooled at all, but the calories i am saving are substantial. I am also drinking a lot more water, so it’s been helping. I imagine in a week my taste buds will have adjusted.