Low Sugar Soda Providing a Healthier Alternative to Sugar-Laden Sodas
Demi Doux low sugar soda is made with about half the sugar you’ll find in “regular” sodas.
That means the underlying flavors aren’t masked by sweetness; you’ll taste a deep richness of flavor that isn’t possible with highly sweetened sodas.
A typical 12-oz can of soda contains over 3 tablespoons of sugar. On average, Americans consume about 77 pounds of sugar each year. If one were to drink a single soda per day, that would add up to over 30 pounds of sugar annually – nearly 40% of the total average yearly consumption. It’s no wonder that people who drink a couple of sodas each day are at high risk of obesity and diabetes.
Demi Doux sodas cut the sugar in half, making it lower calorie and less filling while still delivering great taste. Because it is less filling, Demi Doux low sugar soda is great with meals and won’t leave you feeling bloated.
So Why Do Soda Manufacturers Use So Much Sugar?
There are several reasons excess sugar is used in the big brand sodas. Sugar tends to amplify the perception of other flavors, so extra sweetness allows less of the expensive underlying flavorings to be used. Perhaps more importantly, excess sugar has been shown to be somewhat addictive.
Sugar is also an ingredient that can make you feel dehydrated; this is why after you eat ice cream and sugar-laden desserts you feel thirsty afterwards. And your kidneys process excess sugar via urine production, which along with added caffeine in some drinks means your body loses water and you remain thirsty. This causes you to want (and likely buy) another soda!
Why Not Diet Sodas?
Besides the well documented health risks of many artificial sweeteners, they basically taste terrible and leave drinkers thirsty. Low sugar doesn’t have these drawbacks.
Demi Doux uses only real cane sugar – no corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. That means it’s more thirst quenching than regular or diet sodas, and tastes better than artificially sweetened soft drinks or drinks made with corn syrup.