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How A Sip Of Soda Impacts Your Health


I’m a visual person, so when this came up in my Facebook feed, it caught my eye.  We all know soda is bad for you, but this image helped me understand why it is bad.

I was at the pool with my kids when I first saw this, and they asked for a pop, and this image was enough for me to say NO!  I gave them ice water, they gulped it up & jumped back into the pool.

If your reaction is “but it TASTES good” and you are one that loves fizz, then try this recipe:

Fresh Lime Soda

This recipe is easy, and will not spike your blood sugar!  Even my kids love it.



Fresh Lime Soda

Boy oh Boy oh Boy!  I’m so excited about this recipe for Fresh Lime Soda!  It is SO refreshing and delicious.  This would be perfect on a hot summer day, or frankly, ANY day!  I love finding delicious  recipes that are great substitutes for things that are not so good for us, like regular soda.

The original recipe calls for homemade simple syrup, but I used Organic Raw Agave Nectar.  It gives it a tea color, but makes it so good!  I think its quite a pretty drink!  I’m eager to serve it to my friends who visit. It is the perfect ‘sit in the sunporch and sip’ type of beverage, and I intend to do just that!

Fresh Lime Soda

2 Tablespoons Organic Raw Agave Nectar (or maple syrup, or simple syrup)

Slice of Lime

2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (about one medium sized lime)

3/4 Cup Sparkling Water

Pinch of salt


Put ice in jar.  Add agave or syrup, lime juice and water.  Put lid on and shake until well blended.  Add lime slice and enjoy!


In A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food (Oxford University Press, 1998), author K. T. Achaya says that fresh lime soda was “the supreme quencher of colonial thirst” in India.

I totally agree with K.T. Achaya!