What beverages are good to have that are low in sugar, besides water?

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    May 09, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    I'm trying to cut out sugar from liquids that I drink in an attempt to consume less sugar. I drink a lot throuhgout the day but I dont like drinking water with meals. What are good drinks to have that are good and low in sugar?
  • Timbales

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    May 09, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    Try iced herbal teas.
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    May 09, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    One part fruit juice diluted with four parts water is much lower in sugar than pure fruit juice, and cutting the sweetness actually enhances the fruit flavor (in my experience.) Another delicious drink is sparkling mineral water flavored with a few dashes of Angostura Bitters.
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    May 09, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    I like the "Propel Enhanced Water" concentrate that comes in packets.
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    May 09, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    Kool-Aid. They make unsweetened versions now. You can drink it as-is, or add artificial sweeteners if you prefer.
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    May 09, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    I have to say a Vitamin Water is only 125 calories and sweet enough to enjoy with dinner. Also, I like flavored seltzer waters. And they have 0 calories. White Rock has about 7 different flavors. From raspberry to pomegranate blueberry.
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    May 10, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    yeah crystal light is pretty good, and store brands make one with no sugar and or sodium.

    They really help when dieting, hard to do the diet bullshit with out a little sweet in your life. If its a healthy sweet, then you're good to go
  • Sirkit

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    May 10, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Fresca is tasty, so is tea (I find it hard to find anything but red rose in US restaurants though), Iced Tea is good too if you can stand the unsweetened variety.
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    May 10, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    If you have to have a little sweet drink, sweeten it with stevia. All natural and noncaloric, it really helps make delicious sweet tea.

    Get pure, nothing added cranberry juice. It has very little sugar and is so strong a quarter cup will sweeten a tall glass of water or soda.

    and double plus yeahs on the Angostura Bitters suggestion.
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    May 10, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    beer is always a good choice, goes with everything and tastes great!!
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    May 10, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I've been trying not to drink my calories, so I've been doing a lot of selzer, and iced tea. An easy way to do it is to get a pitcher or water, through tea (herbal, black, green, or a combination) in the pitcher, and let it sit overnight. It's iced tea in the morning.

    Stevia definitely works too. I have been using that for a while, and I like it. I've done Crystal Light too, and that's pretty good. Some of the off brands of that stuff can be kind of nasty though.
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    May 10, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Vodka seems to be the best drink without sugar icon_smile.gif
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    May 10, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    I like green tea, I introduced my best friendto it, and after he got off the cokes and started drinking green tea and crystal light, he actually dropped forty pounds.
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    May 10, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
    There are actually two liquid versions available: dark brown whole leaf extract and clear purified extract. The purified extract has much less aftertaste than the whole leaf extract.