Soda is a popular product in stores, restaurants, and at home. With many people adopting a health conscious lifestyle, organic sodas are coming out on the market to hit that fizzy sweet spot without the health risks sometimes associated with the artificial sweeteners and excess sugar found in regular soft drinks.
Organic sodas contain high quality, healthy ingredients so you can rest easy knowing your drink is better for the environment and for your body. Most are made without preservatives, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. In fact, organic sodas offer plenty of colors and flavors not found in their non-organic counterparts!
Rather than high fructose corn syrup, organic sodas are made with natural sweeteners like agave nectar, organic cane sugar, and honey. Some companies are producing diet organic sodas, using low-calorie sweeteners, and organic energy drink sodas using all natural energy boosting ingredients.
These sodas are available in standard bottles and cans, or as concentrated syrups which can be mixed with carbonated water to make a bubbly drink at home.
By buying organic sodas, consumers can support smaller companies, fair trade, and healthy choices, bringing to mind the early days of soda production when fresh, natural spices, herbs, and wines were used for flavor.
If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or live a dairy-free lifestyle, you can enjoy organic smoothies made without animal products. Try a smoothie made with organic non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. You can also make smoothies made from organic veggies, fruit, and juice – you will not miss the dairy at all.
Consuming proper amounts of calcium can help protect you from osteoporosis, a dis-ease that causes bone fragility. Milk is a convenient and yummy way to make sure you’re keeping your calcium intake at the right level, as it is readily absorbed by the body, keeping your bones in good shape.
If you try to avoid pesticides because of their effect on the environment and you like white wine, it’s time to check out organic white wine. Organic grapes are grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and often their made without added sulfites. Good for you, good for the planet.
Many people opt for organic options because they’re worried about potential or unknown health effects. But there’s a strong environmental argument for going organic. Organic red wine is produced without putting harmful chemicals onto the plants and into the soil. The result is grape vines that don’t cause bird deaths and waterways free of run-off pollutants.
When you think about an energy boosting drink, you might think of brand names and high volumes of caffeine. Do you even know what’s in those drinks? Organic energy drinks pack a similar punch, using a different set of ingredients. Made with things like guarana, green (unroasted) coffee beans, and herbal teas, these drinks are refreshing and invigorating in an all natural way.
You like to eat organic oatmeal for breakfast and your favorite beer is an oatmeal stout. Well you can get delicious oatmeal stout in an organic version. You can find all kind of organic beer, from dark to pale ales. You’re not just drinking beer, you’re doing something nice for the planet!
The use of the word conventional refers to anything that is not organic. But that’s a bit deceptive. The traditional way that people have grown coffee for hundreds of years follow conventions of protecting the plants and coffee beans, and pesticides are really a new development. Pesticides are not necessary, and who wants agrochemicals in their cup of coffee?