Carbonated Water?

By Cajun713 Latest Reply 2011-06-25 08:55:23 -0500
Started 2010-05-16 09:51:29 -0500

Are Tonic water, Club soda, and mineral water safe alternatives to replace diet drinks, Also Coke has a new diet coke with Splenda, any advice on that?

10 replies

Shellyelaine 2010-06-09 14:36:46 -0500 Report

I use carbonated water and add flavored liquid stevia to it in place of diet drinks. The liquid stevia has all different kinds of flavors. Grape,orange, lemon, chocolate raspberry, root beer and a few others. I also add it to smoothies and plain yogurt. No carbs in the carbonated water or stevia.

jayabee52 2010-05-17 02:33:02 -0500 Report

Howdy there Cajun713
and a BIG WELCOME to DC!

I think Club Soda might be OK. I personally do not care for the taste of club Soda, but my bride uses it to cutthe carb content for her drinks and the nutrition info says it has 0 carbs.

That's not the case with Tonic Water. I remember looking at nutrition info on Tonic water when I couldn't find club soda and it does have carbs in it. I don'r remember how many, but the Tonic water I looked at had carbs, so I didn't investigate further. I chose not to use it for my bride's drinks.

Mineral water should be OK, unless they add some kind of flavoring, which may include a sweetening agent of some kind, either "natural" or synthetic. Look at the nutritional information on the bottle or can and then the list of ingredients.

Blessings to You and yours

GabbyPA 2010-05-16 10:38:34 -0500 Report

I don't see why not. As long as you are leaving out the gin. LOL.
You can add flavors to your waters if you want a little change up. I would still stay away from Coke. They are working on one that is made with stevia, but even then, I think I will keep away from soft drinks. I try to stick to water, tea and an occasional coffee. But I am sure that some study somewhere is going to say those things are bad for us too. LOL

Pynetree 2011-06-25 08:55:23 -0500 Report

Years ago, a Dietician told my husband the evervesense(sp?) in his drink of choice, seltzer, would leach calcium from his bones if he drank too much of it…but he asked another one last summer and they said no problem with, if it's low sodium. He drinks a litre bottle, almost every afternoon.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-12 12:31:21 -0500 Report

Okay, I have a confession. I make my own vanilla. I used to take a bottle (? a liter) and put 4 vanilla beans in it whole, then cut up 4 vanilla beans in about 1" pieces and add them all to a bottle of vodka. Shake in every 2-3 days for about 3 months. It will turn brown. Compare it to the most expensive vanilla on the shelf and at a fraction of the price. Now, there is a company that makes flavored vodka and one of them is vanilla, so I start with that. If you don't like the color after 3 months, drink it and start all over again! I see the PA after your name. Does that mean you work for DC? If so, can you get spell check added to the site? :)

jayabee52 2011-04-12 13:00:58 -0500 Report

If you download Mozilla Firefox to your computer and use that to access DC, you will have spell-check already. Sometimes I use my son's computer to access DC and Firefox is the browser of choice on that machine. Built-in spell check on that browser.