Although water is the optimal beverage of choice as it provides excellent hydration (without adding calories, sugar and artificial ingredients), it’s nice to have different options to quench your thirst. Many people reach for something sweet, such as a Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, etc. The problem with these drinks is that they’re high in calories that come mostly from shocking amounts of sugar. Sugars, such as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), spike insulin levels, resulting in inconsistent energy levels, an increase in inflammation in the body and an increase in body fat. Unfortunately, most diet sodas can be just as harmful, if not more so, than regular soda. Studies show artificial sweeteners to increase appetite and sugar cravings, promote fat storage, and weaken the immune system. All of these side effects from sugars and artificial sweeteners can result in poor daily performance at work, in school or on the golf course.
Healthier Cocktails With Zevia
2 oz rum + 4 oz Zevia Cola + Slice of lime
2 oz vodka + 4 oz Zevia Twist + Splash of club soda + Slice of lime or lemon
2 parts Champagne + 1 part Zevia Orange + Orange peel and zest
1.5 oz vodka + 5 oz Zevia Orange + Orange peel and zest
4 oz Zevia Orange + 1.5 oz vanilla vodka + 1/2 oz heavy cream
Root Beer Float
Zevia Root Beer + 1.5 oz vodka + Vanilla
Zevia Twist + Lime slices + 8 spearmint leaves +1.5 oz rum
Zevia Twist + Lime + Mint + Vodka + Ice
Please note Cate’s Nutrition Kitchen is sponsored by Zevia.