What Do You All Drink?

Hello all



I used to drink a lot of diet coke but since following the bulletproof diet I have cut this out due to the sweeteners.



If you want a cold soft drink, what do you have? I get bored with water, raw milk and cold herbal tea.



Any ideas?

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  • Um... they have those Zevia sodas at Whole Foods that are made with stevia and natural flavors. Not sure if those are ok or not, though.
  • 'Hannah' wrote:


    Um... they have those Zevia sodas at Whole Foods that are made with stevia and natural flavors. Not sure if those are ok or not, though.




    After many years I have finally managed to get my parents drinking sodas like these instead of more damaging products.



    Personally, I don't drink anything except water, freshly made vegetable juices and protein post workout.
  • I drink sparkling water with fresh lemon squeezed in. They have many sparkling water brands with, "natural flavors", but a plain one with fresh lemon/lime juice, is superb. If you give it a try, let me know.
  • diet iced tea? Thats always nice and refreshing..
  • Also after being off of diet coke for even a month, I found when i tried it again it made my mouth sore. There are various pieces of research talking about how bad it is for your teeth.
  • water with lemon juice and stevia-sweet, large variety of herbal and green tee with lemon juice, redbush tea, not much else available when trying to go the healthy way I guess. its not always super tasty but we need to drink so I get it in
  • Thanks all for the suggestions. I think I'll try some sparkling water with lemon juice and add some stevia if necessary.



    Apparently in the states, you guys get diet coke made with stevia - is that true? We don't get that in the UK, or any stevia based drinks.
  • I love La Croix sparkling water when I want something cold and refreshing other than plain water. I especially love the coconut flavor. I try to avoid all sweeteners (including stevia) and it has none.
  • They don't sell La Croix in the UK but just found a specialist website that imports it. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    I'll give it a go (coconut flavour sounds good!)
  • Try some Kevita or something for a little change.
  • edited June 2012
    water, green or white tea, rooibos (red tea), unsweetened coconut milk beverages.
  • How about kombucha?
  • In Eastern medicine, it is thought that cold drinks chill the liver. Bad idea at any time but especially on a program like this. I try to never drink anything cold, period. I drink hot/warm tea, room temp mineral water, kombucha once in a while. I take flushing supplements (charcoal, fiber) with at least 2 cups of warm/hot water. Finishing a meal with a glass of hot water or tea is also a great choice. Ive never been big on cold drinks, though. People would be horrified if they offered me a can of lukewarm soda and I said "No, its ok. Im good with no ice."



    If you really want a cold drink, sparkling mineral water with citrus or berries liquified in a blender and some stevia sounds good.
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    kombucha, often mixed with water, black, green or herbal tea

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  • 'CSp8' wrote:


    In Eastern medicine, it is thought that cold drinks chill the liver. Bad idea at any time but especially on a program like this. I try to never drink anything cold, period. I drink hot/warm tea, room temp mineral water, kombucha once in a while. I take flushing supplements (charcoal, fiber) with at least 2 cups of warm/hot water. Finishing a meal with a glass of hot water or tea is also a great choice. Ive never been big on cold drinks, though. People would be horrified if they offered me a can of lukewarm soda and I said "No, its ok. Im good with no ice."



    If you really want a cold drink, sparkling mineral water with citrus or berries liquified in a blender and some stevia sounds good.




    Agree totally with CSp8 regarding cold drinks, I have lived in Asia for most of past 17 years and drinking cold water with or immediately after meals is seen as stupid, the norm is not to drink at all with meals and to drink warm water or tea after. Everyone seems to have the understanding that cold drinks and food don't mix.



    I've also found that drinking warm water shortly after bulletproof coffee helps (I often get a mild ache in my left lower back after bulletproof coffee especially if I up the butter and coconut oil content). Other than coffee I drink, green tea, water, fresh coconut, chamomile tea sometimes for sleep, and that's it (apart from occasional social alcoholic drink)
  • I read somewhere that drinking ice cold water is actually an amazing thing to do for your body. Supposedly something along the lines that it forces your body to warm the liquid back up to body temp - and in the process raise your metabolism by 30% for an hour or two. Any truth to that or just myth?
  • Kombucha is bomb, GT makes one of the best and you can find them everywhere.

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  • I read somewhere that drinking ice cold water is actually an amazing thing to do for your body. Supposedly something along the lines that it forces your body to warm the liquid back up to body temp - and in the process raise your metabolism by 30% for an hour or two. Any truth to that or just myth?




     


    Every morning the first thing I do is I drink (over the course of 15 or 20 minutes) 2 liters of cold water. With a teaspoon of Himalayan salt of course. Within another 15 minutes or less I most often need to take a sh*t. I feel this cold water does crank up my body's metabolism (makes sense right, the body needs to bring to body temperature whatever is inside of it--this takes energy). It is also widely known that doing this wakes up your internal organs at the beginning of the day in a healthy way. It is a great way to start the day--hydrated with empty bowels. BOOM son

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  • When out and about if I stop somewhere like a fast food place or convienient store to get a drink there are a few choices. If I get something in a cup with ice it is either water, tea unsweetened with lemon, or just carbonated water out of the soda machine (I often add lemon to this too).


    If I am buying something bottled in a store it is usually San Pelligrino or Perrier, both are carbonated mineral water and both come in a GLASS bottle. And occasionally I will pick up a bottle of Kevita.


    Of course every morning at home starts with Bulletproof Coffee!


  • How about kombucha?





    Yea, GTs Green Kombucha is fizzy and I think it's bulletproof too.

  • joeld123joeld123
    edited June 2013

    I drink green and yerba mate tea all day.  I can't say I particularly like the taste of either of them but I've read good things about both of em.  If it were up to me it'd be club soda and fresh limes after 2 teas instead.  I drink enough of this that I basically have to go to the bathroom every hour.  Oh, I have the teas with no sweetener no milk, just tea.


  • I have BPC in the morning, water with pink salt throughout the day, and the occasional home made coconut milk. I will also add lemon or cucumber to water to give it a bit of flavor if I feel like I need some variety. I used to have 2-3 cups of tea per day, but I noticed that I no longer have a taste for it since making dietary changes a few months back.


  • katolotuskatolotus ✭✭✭

    I have a diet coke habit to quit, so have ordered some samples from here to try out.


     


    http://www.gokombucha.co.uk


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  • maaxgrreenmaaxgrreen keeping it hella ancestral

    Chilled, raw coconut water is great. Especially with pulp.  


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    edited June 2013


    Chilled, raw coconut water is great. Especially with pulp.  




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    Isn't that a load of calories. The amount I drink, it'll probably double my intake each day.


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  • Coconut milk is great but it does not have enough calories for me. I end up eating nuts/chocolate throughout the day... 


  • the water with salt and lemon juice that dave recommends has actually really grown on me. When I want a tangy pick me up I drink that. Once a week I will get some drinking coconuts for a saturday treat. Other than that I have a few green teas and some white tea. Mostly drinking water though.


     


    Its funny, at the beginning I thought getting off soda would be really hard for me to do as I was drinking 1-2 cans of pepsi max a day, but it really has not been much of an issue for me.


     


    Also I recently found out how awesome raw milk is. Awesome treat when you want a substantial drink!!!

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    I'm a fan of Kombucha,avoid the bigger producers, they don't have the same passion - get mine from a small Kombucha Brewery in Skelmersdale (UK) - just had an apple & ginger one, delicious!

  • I don't drink soda anymore. Water and Milk is all I need.

  • A fresh lemon juice and more water.

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