In our house, we drink water and sweet tea (that I make) more often than anything else. I keep organic milk and almond milk in the fridge as well and will sometimes make juice when there are oranges on the trees.
I don't let my kids have soda every day and sometimes they don't have any for weeks at a time. When they do have it - at least when I'm around - it's soda I get from NutritionSmart that's sweetened with honey or sugar and doesn't have added nasty stuff in it. I also try to buy the ones that don't have "flavoring", i.e., if it's Root Beer it'll have sasparilla root, etc.
Recently, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi came out with "retro" sodas that are sweetened with sugar instead of HFCS. A friend gave me a Dr. Pepper and it was amazing. It tasted like they did when I was a child. I don't remember when the soda companies switched to HFCS exactly but I know the flavor did change. Sadly, there is still a lot of added junk in the Dr. Pepper including caffiene. Why that needs added is anyone's guess.
So, do you allow soda in the house? Do you read even soda labels? How do you control the amount of soda your kids drink? Do you limit your own intake of soda?
Listen to your body. It will tell you all you need to know.
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