There has not been any soda pop in the refrigerator for about thee months now. I was a regular soda pop drinker, turning to the famous Zero soda pop the last few months. Since the soda pop has disappeared, I have tried to spice up my bored taste-buds by drinking mineral water, (it’s the carbonation of soda that I crave).
Yet not all brands are the same. Here are three different versions of flavored mineral water:
- Sparkling ICE – contains 50mg of green tea extract, zero everything but vitamins. It does contain the debated sucralose.
- Clear American (Wal-mart Brand) – zero everything, but contains aspartame (much debated to cause memory loss, also in most diet/zero soda pop brands). It also contains phenylalanine which may be an issue in people with PKU. An article on this can be located at Mayo Clinic.
- Crystal Geyser – zero everything, regardless of which flavor.
It is clear that the healthiest option (containing carbonation) is basic mineral water or the flavored Crystal Geyser. Is a switch really possible or do we always end up going from one “bad” to another “bad”?