Love the fizz of carbonated beverages? The cool, tingling refreshing feeling as it trickles down your throat?
Well, you can give up the worst of the sugar-laden beverages and still enjoy the experience with the following five fizzy favorites.
The Five Fizzy Favorites
The Switch Orange Tangerine
The Switch Sparkling Juice, Orange Tangerine is the sweetest tasting of the five bubbly-beverages listed, with 130 calories in 12 ounces. While a regular (with sugar) soda is about 140 calories for 12 ounces, this is a good switch for soda because of the fact it is made with 100 percent fruit juice. The brand carries 11 flavors and costs approximately 1.39 for a 12-ounce bottle.
Izze Sparkling Blueberry
Every Izze beverage flavor contains 100 percent fruit juice and sparkling water. There are no preservatives or added sugar. Each bottle equals a serving of fruit, based on the current food guide pyramid. The blueberry flavor is packed with antioxidants and contains 90 calories for an 8-ounce bottle. Nice crisp flavor, naturally sweet with no added sugar, no caffeine or anything artificial. Simply fruit juice with sparkling water.
R.W. Knudsen Spritzer Light
This fizzy beverage only contains about 26 percent fruit juice; however, this spritzer is pure refreshment. There are 21 flavors to choose from, five of those are of the light variety. It's sweetened with Lo Han, which is a natural extract from a Chinese fruit, which helps keep the calories down to 60 per 12-ounce spritzer. The cost is approximately 4.99 for a six-pack of 12-ounce cans. You can purchase them at grocers nationwide, Whole Foods and Wild Oats.
Fizzy Lizzy Passionfruit
This beverage contains only 58-percent juice, but contains no added sugar or corn syrup. One 12-ounce bottle gives you 100-percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C at only 130 calories. You can find these at Whole Foods, Wegmans Food Markets, and gourmet food stores nationwide or online at FizzyLizzy.com.
Boylan's Natural Cane Cola
Boylan Natural. Sugar Cane Cola contains 160 calories in 11.5 ounces, so this really isn't a "diet" beverage. The good thing about this drink is that it is made with all natural ingredients. You can actually taste a hint of cinnamon and bourbon-vanilla. It does contain caffeine.
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