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#294995 - 03/03/20 05:13 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Ren Offline
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Lemon water (just lemon juice diluted in water) is another good flavour.

Though normally drink Robinson's Lemon squash with evening meal, a 2L double concentrate for £3/<$4. 1:9 ratio.. so dilutes to 20L.

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#294996 - 03/03/20 07:11 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Ren]
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Originally Posted By: Ren
Lemon water (just lemon juice diluted in water) is another good flavour.

That's what Mom often drinks.

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#294997 - 03/03/20 07:12 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Me, too, drink lemon juice in water.

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#294998 - 03/03/20 08:51 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I would not recommend storing soda — water is easier to store, is unlikely to go bad, better for you and far more versatile. I tend to lay in supplies of coffee, tea, electrolyte tablets, soups, dehydrated foods and so on to go with the water.

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#294999 - 03/04/20 01:54 AM Re: Storing Soda [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
... water is ... far more versatile.

Bingo. Water can be used for many things, including drinking. Soda, not so much. For hydration, water is better than soda. For a treat? Sure, stash away a six pack of soda. But I would not consider it a survival item. Just like drinking alcohol or urine when you're about to die from dehydration, drinking soda is counterproductive. Because it takes water for your body to digest things, and soda has a ton of sugar in it that needs digesting. Simple sugars are relatively easy to digest however, compared to many other things. And they will give you a quick rising (and quick falling) "sugar high". All in all, I'd rather have plain water though.

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#295001 - 03/04/20 02:19 AM Re: Storing Soda [Re: haertig]
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What about diet sodas?

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#295002 - 03/04/20 04:20 AM Re: Storing Soda [Re: haertig]
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As a reminder of something I said in another thread, I already have 480 bottles of water in my bedroom, not including the open package I'm currently going through. That is in addition to other bottles of water in the house, and we have water filters.

Moreover, in this thread, I specifically mentioned having a soda with a meal. Even then, I mentioned having other beverages with a meal such as iced tea. I'm not drinking sodas all day long, nor do I have one every day.

I get the impression that others got the wrong impression.

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#295003 - 03/04/20 12:21 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
What about diet sodas?

Jeanette Isabelle

All those chemicals that substitue sugar are not any healthier than sugar. Perhaps even worse.
The few times I drink soda I prefer one with sugar in it.

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#295005 - 03/04/20 12:29 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Jeanette_Isabelle, while I don’t recommend storing soda, if I were going to do so I’d be looking at either 20oz or 2L plastic bottles. It is my impression that if kept in a cool, dry, more-dark-than-not space that they’ll last for some years. While I’ve seen (and even consumed) can of soda that were 20 years or more past their “sell-by” date, the contents had suffered more than what I would expect from an intact plastic bottle.

Glass bottles, as mentioned above, are in some respects the best option. As you know they’re expensive, bulky, and awful to clean up in the event of breakage.

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#295006 - 03/04/20 02:45 PM Re: Storing Soda [Re: Herman30]
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Originally Posted By: Herman30
All those chemicals that substitue sugar are not any healthier than sugar. Perhaps even worse.

Mom has said the same thing.

Though more expensive, $20 a case instead of the usual $12, Zevia does not contain any of the bad stuff mentioned above.

https://www.zevia.com/products/soda/ginger-root-beer

As you can see, it is made with stevia, which is a natural sweetener.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia

Jeanette Isabelle
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