"Limitations of this study include observational design, precluding determination of causality; possible confounding by other dietary and lifestyle/behavioral factors; and difficulties in estimating intake of diet soda or artificial sweetener."
So, how do you still get a little flavor with your water or get your fix of carbonation without a lot of added sugars? Try:
- sparkling water with 1-2 oz of your (or your child's) favorite juice added (homemade soda)
- Making your own flavored water: use a large pitcher of water and add fruit slices (or veggie slices- cucumber water is very refreshing) and leave overnight in the refrigerator. The result is a delicious flavored water with very little sugar added.
- Try decaf unsweetened iced tea for something different.
- Try diluted juice (1/4 juice and 3/4 water)