The Best Healthy Sodas to Drink If You Hate Sparkling Water

As hard as sparkling waters try, they can never quite quench a thirst for the ridiculously sweet soda you might be avoiding in the name of your health. 



a woman wearing a blue shirt: Ultra fizzy, lightly sweetened, and bursting with classic and innovative flavors, these healthy sodas are going to become your latest beverage of choice.


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Ultra fizzy, lightly sweetened, and bursting with classic and innovative flavors, these healthy sodas are going to become your latest beverage of choice.

But now, sparkling water isn’t your only options for quelling soda cravings. The newest delicious fix? Healthy soda. Typically a carbonated concoction of water, sugar or alternative sweeteners, and fruit juices or botanical extracts that provide intense flavors, these better-for-you beverages contain roughly 12 percent of the sugar and one-third of the calories found in a can of Coca-Cola.

“With typical soda, the main problem is that it has a lot of calories with absolutely no nutritional benefit,” says Keri Gans, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N, a dietitian and Shape Brain Trust member. “I sometimes

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Central-Live Oak take center stage in district finale | High School Sports

The old belief is that championships aren’t always won by the best teams. Rather it’s the team that peaks at just the right time takes the crown.

Part of that philosophy is about playing their best football. Another, arguably more important, facet is being healthy at the end of the year.

In that regard, Central and Live Oak might not be the best teams in District 4-5A, but they are the last ones standing in a year marred by COVID-19 related chaos.

Going into the final week of the regular season, the Wildcats and Eagles will play the only district matchup on Friday night when Central hosts Live Oak at 7 p.m. Because of schedule changes and cancellations the only other two district teams playing this weekend, Denham Springs and Walker, are both playing nondistrict games, while Zachary and Scotlandville are not playing.

That leaves all eyes on the two

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