What is a healthy drink?

By Latest Reply 2009-01-05 11:21:29 -0600
Started 2009-01-04 07:43:31 -0600

I used to plan my day around Coke a Cola. Now it's only 8 ounces per day. I drink orange juice and unsweet tea (nasty in the south.) Does anybody have any good suggestions on something else that's safe to sip on?

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2009-01-05 11:21:29 -0600 Report

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I hope Coke does make that product, I'll be a happy camper! I'm going to the grocery store to pick up most of these products. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! Angie

GabbyPA 2009-01-04 20:44:55 -0600 Report

I have to agree with KD. Any kind of fruit juice is sending pure sugar to your blood stream. You are much better off to stick with water, herbal teas and decaf tea. There are a lot of sweeteners out there that can give you the sweet without the carbs. Try Agave Nectar (like honey),Stevia Sweet Leaf OR there is a new one out called Truvia. it really does look like sugar, and unlike the artifical sweeteners, it is made by steeping the stevia leaf. Very good. Even my step daughter who hates the stevia likes the truvia.

Now I have heard rummors that Coke is making a new diet product with Truvia, so maybe be on the look out for that.

I also drink a lot of water with a teaspoon of key lime juice in it with a packet of stevia....lime aid. YUM!

sparkysmom 2009-01-04 18:19:18 -0600 Report

I didn't know we made unsweetened tea in the South. LOL

2009-01-04 18:23:50 -0600 Report

I think I'm the only one in the South that does! And it's not good, I miss my sweet tea so bad! I'm going to try the cucumber drink and soda water too. Thank you, thank you.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 18:23:59 -0600 Report

I am born and raised in the south and have been drinking unsweet tea since I was a child, way before I was a diabetic. My grandfather used to add orange koolaid to it but I do not do that. At restaurants I order it unsweet too.

sparkysmom 2009-01-04 18:31:54 -0600 Report

I add peach or raspberry crystal light to my unsweetened tea now. I don't care for the tea flavored CLs but I make my own tea and mix them in.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 17:58:02 -0600 Report

I drink Crystal Light. I have tried almost all of them. I like V8 juice. Most of the time I drink Decaf Iced Tea unsweetened or water with lemon. I save orange juice and cherry coke for my low times.

2009-01-04 18:04:53 -0600 Report

Ok, I will try Crystal Light and V8. I've never had either of them. I thought about trying apple juice, but not sure of that one either. I WANT COKE :( LOL and thank you for your help.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 18:08:23 -0600 Report

Apple juice is real high in sugar and my doc said it would be better to just eat the apple. Has anyone tried cucumbers in water? My friend says she drinks it and it is very refreshing if you like cucumbers. I just do not know about that!