The average American drinks almost 45 gallons of soda a year. There are a number of reasons this is not good for your family. Unfortunately, everyone likes to drink soft drinks, regardless of what they are doing to their health. You can provide your family with a healthier alternative than sodas by making your own and using a CO2 tank to carbonate them. This way, everyone will be satisfied and you can minimize the health risks associated with manufactured drinks. Here are just a few ways your family will be healthier.
The high amount of sugars and carbohydrates in soda have been proven to be one of the causes of obesity in this country. This is a major contributor to a myriad of diseases, such as heart problems and type II diabetes. By finding different drink recipes your family will enjoy, and carbonating them to give the same effect and feel of manufactured sodas, your family will lose weight and not be as susceptible to these life-threatening ailments.
The sugars in the sodas also begin to break down in the mouth, leaving a residue behind that sticks to the teeth. This can cause dental caries that may become infected. An infection in a tooth can travel through the blood stream and settle in other organs. When you make carbonated drinks with a CO2 tank you can control the amount of sugar that is added to the beverage.
You may find that just carbonated water is something your family enjoys. This will keep everyone hydrated. Proper hydration improves almost every system in the human body. Sodas and other high-sugar drinks can actually be dehydrating.
If your family prefers to have something sweet, you may also experiment with different types of sweeteners that are not as damaging to your teeth, such as xylitol, which is used in sugar-free gum. Xylitol can not only prevent tooth decay, but it is also safe for diabetes as it will not cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.
Making your own soda can be a fun family activity. You can experiment with flavors, sweeteners and even the amount of carbonation. Not only will you be making a healthy alternative to canned soda or other soft drinks, you will save money too. The initial cost of the CO2 tank will be offset by the fact you are not having to pay for soda. The ingredients for homemade drinks are much less expensive than buying even generic brands of soft drinks.
Talk to a company like Terry Supply Co to learn more.