As you may have caught in my quick video on instagram yesterday, I’m officially dropping the ‘K’.
But seriously-why do seltzer, tonic water, flavored water and club soda all have to be sold on the same shelf right next to each other? Really… what is seltzer?
Seltzer has single handedly saved me from my former diet soda addiction. I can’t say I’m 100% off of the diet soda kick, but the goal is progress not perfection. Diet soda is engineered to be addictive, after all.
Seltzer is simply carbonated water- that’s it!
The brand I buy, Polar, only uses natural flavorings. Something to note about ‘natural flavorings’ is that they aren’t always as clean as they may seem. GROSS ALERT: For example, strawberry flavored treats used to be made from ‘naturally flavored’ beaver anal glands. Eek. Since a beaver is a natural being, it can still be called ‘natural flavorings.’
Polar brand is totally vegan, so we can rule out any animal products (or glands) being used in their seltzer. In an ideal world, getting plain seltzer and adding a fresh slice of lemon or lime would be perfection… but I can come to terms with the flavored Polar seltzer most days.
Healthy living is about doing your best, not being perfect.
They even do fun seasonal flavors in limited releases! I’m still trying to hunt down some for my fridge. Have you tried seltzer? Are you a fan?
**Disclaimer: I have previously mentioned that my mom is my standard for if something is off the health-food deep end. My mother hates seltzer. I’m going to bend the rules this time, however, because she is unusually fussy about beverages**
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