New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

Categories: Making The Call
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In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.

The ingredients in regular sodas such as Coke and Pepsi cause diabetes and have even been linked to kidney disease, heart attacks, strokes, and, gulp, accelerated aging. Who wants that?

Here's a list of sodas made from natural ingredients, some even certified organic, that you can enjoy the next time you feel a craving for some pungent pop.

See also:
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- So-Called "Nutritional" Drinks Are Deceptively High In Sugar

5. Oogave
For people who really crave that cola flavor, Oogave offers an agave-sweetened alternative. The company also makes sodas in strawberry-rhubarb and mandarin-key lime flavors (for those who prefer lemon-lime sodas like Sprite and 7-Up) and all Oogave sodas are certified organic. Oogave's beverages are all less than 100 calories per bottle and contain half the sugar of regular sodas. Plus, they're vegan, gluten-free, and certified organic by the Department of Agriculture.

Ingredients in Oogave Cola: Purified, carbonated water, organic agave nectar, citric acid, natural flavors, caramel for color.

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4. Steaz Green Tea
Maybe you're more into fizz than flavor and are willing to branch out from cola and lemon-lime, or maybe you favorite soda is Orange Crush. Steaz Green Tea is a no calorie soda alternative sweetened with stevia and erythritol, a natural sugar alcohol, that comes in raspberry, black cherry, blueberry pomegranate, and yes, orange. Bonuses: It's got caffeine and B12 to increase energy levels, enhance your mood, and help you focus.

Ingredients in Steaz's Orange flavored pop: Sparkling Filtered Water, Organic Erythritol (Natural Sweetener), Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Organic Flavor (Brewed Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Ceylon Green Tea, Water, Organic Flavor), Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Rebiana (Stevia Extract, Natural Sweetener), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

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