It has been fun to find these mini-cans of Izze Natural Sodas. The 8.4 oz. can feels like a much more reasonable size than the typical 12.5 oz. soft drink can.
I like Izze’s because they typically have an ingredient list of fewer than 5 items, I can identify all of them, and they taste delicious. They are basically 70% fruit juice and 30% sparkling water. Perhaps best of all, unlike most of the mainstream sodas, they don’t contain high fructose corn syrup but still give you that satisfaction from a sweet, bubbly beverage.
I’m always surprised to learn how much soda people drink regularly, and a bit horrified when I see people walking around with massive quantities of soda, like the mega 32-oz. fountain drinks sold at convenience stores. High fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, caffeine… most mainstream soda pops are a toxic mix of chemicals created in laboratories. And we ingest them willingly.
Last year, during Oprah’s weight loss drive, Dr. Oz’s very first weight loss recommendation was to cut out soda. Two weeks later, there were callers claiming to have lost 14 lbs. simply from eliminating soda from their diet!
But I can understand how hard it might be to go cold turkey if you are a soda addict. I love alternatives like mixing fruit nectars with sparkling water, or if that’s too much effort, reach for an Izze!