When we think about healthy products for ourselves and our growing families, soda isn’t usually one that comes to mind. So what did a group of passionate, health conscious, soda-loving people do about it? Create an alternative!
ZEVIA is the original, zero calorie, all natural soda safe for expectant mothers, children, diabetics and everyone in between. This guilt-free beverage was created because, “it’s time to feel good about what you drink.” New studies have been posting on FB and Twitter citing the questionable link between weight gain and drinking diet sodas sweetened with aspartame. This is a concern for all adults as weight gain has obvious links to diseases including diabetes and heart disease. However, for the pregnant woman, it is important that the weight you are gaining is helpful and healthful for you and your growing baby, not spawned by an artificial craving to eat as a result of an artificial chemical sweetener that you put in your body.
So how do you create an alternative soda drink without using artificial chemicals? Simple, ZEVIA is made with stevia, a sweet little miracle of nature. This little green plant stems from the sunflower family and was originally grown in South America. People have been using stevia to sweeten foods and beverages for hundreds of years and ZEVIA was the first to use it in soda, thank GOODNESS someone did! With no caloric value and no effect on blood glucose levels, stevia is an alternative sweetener straight from nature.
With only the purest ingredients, these sodas contain none of the chemically processed artificial sugar substitutes, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives found in other diet sodas. ZEVIA sodas are always all natural, have zero calories, zero net carbs, zero fat, and little or no sodium (depending on flavor).
“When it’s hot outside, I want to grab a cold fizzy drink. I was raised in the Mid West and grew up drinking pop, it has been a blessing for me to have this alternative to conventional soda,” says Alisa Donner, Co-Founder of P.A.M.
Not only great for you, but great tasting, they offer 12 delicious flavors, 9 without caffeine! Looking to soothe a “morning Sickness? Try the Ginger Ale, made with real ginger extract, or better yet, the Ginger Root Beer (Alisa’s favorite). Need a sweet treat to satisfy those cravings without calories and excess sugar? Cream Soda is like ice cream in a can. Missing a citrusy alcoholic cocktail? Try the Grapefruit Citrus or a Lemon Lime Twist for the refreshing burst of flavor. There is even a new Caffeine Free Cola! These sodas are safe for kids to drink too.
P.A.M Founder, and Holistic Lifestyle Expert Anna Getty says, “When I became pregnant with my first child I gave up soda amongst other things and never looked back…that was until I discovered ZEVIA. It is a healthy and delicious alternative to conventional and unhealthy soda. My whole family can enjoy it. I don’t feel guilty when my daughter drinks it. I feel good knowing that she is enjoying it. It is a quality beverage that we can all drink and feel good about.”
So kick up your feet, take a gulp and enjoy what we hope will be your new guilt-free pleasure. We bet you’ll be surprised about how great this soda tastes. It truly is what soda should always have been. Of course water is the best source of rehydration, so please keep grabbing for your water, every day. We are just saying that when you want a cold fizzy drink, this is one that you can feel good about choosing. Enjoy!
Tell ZEVIA why it’s a great fit for your growing family on their Facebook page and you might just win a month supply of healthy soda!
Just for Pregnancy Awareness Month® fans, we’re offering a special $3 off coupon. You can print the coupon at www.ZEVIA.com/pregnancy and find a retailer in your area. Good today through 7/31/11 while supplies last.
Pregnancy Awareness Month does not give medical advice. We encourage you to do your own research and consider all options when making decisions about what to eat. We always recommend that you consult with your medical provider before starting any new nutritional product or physical exercise regime. We at P.A.M. are not medical advisors, your best bet for medical advice is always to start with your medical provider.