Welcome back to another Mindful Eating Monday. There are parts to Mindful Eating, but an important part is knowing exactly what you are putting into your body. Today, I am going to discuss a drink that I was intrigued with when I saw it on a Youtube video. So, what do you think, is this a healthy drink? This post may contain affiliate links.
Since I do not care for a lot of the flavored seltzer waters, and a lot of the flavored waters have things in them I don’t care to consume, I decided to try Zevia. These are not the ones I saw on Youtube, but I was in Target and I saw these ones that are obviously geared towards kids. It says Zevia for kids right on the can, and it has Mickey Mouse on it. It says it is naturally Gluten Free, Vegan, and non GMO. If you look at the ingredients they look pretty good, carbonated water, citric acid, organic Stevia leaf extract, and natural flavors. Now you might think that is awesome! But, one thing that makes me think is that it says they use organic Stevia but there is no certified organic label on the can. Why does that matter? If you read this article, explaining natural flavors, there is a big difference between natural flavors of processed foods labeled organic, or not labeled organic. This can is 7.5 ounces, and for 4 cans it was almost $5. This little can of fizzy heaven had good flavor, and fizz. There are no sugars and no caffeine. You can see all of the nutrition info in the images below. The full size cans are much more affordable, though still pricey.
I think if you can tolerate Stevia and the natural flavors does not spook you away, this could be considered a Healthy Drink. It is obviously better than soda, or fruit juice. If you absolutely can not drink plain water this could be a good choice. I find it kind of sweet so I would add maybe half the can to my ice water to give it some lovely flavor.
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