Here's a great alternative to sugary sodas for Diabetics and fitness minded people. It's a soda pop made from pure cranberry juice. Pure juices are expensive, but still affordable when you mix them with these directions:
- 4 ounces pure cranberry juice (I use R.W. Knudsen brand)
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup
- 6 ounces club soda
Mix together the cranberry juice in a 16 to 20 ounce glass. Add the soda and finish with ice cubes. The soda has only 20 grams of sugar compared to 41 in a can of Pepsi. More importantly, 16 of the 20 grams of sugar in my cranberry soda comes from real agave syrup which has a low glycemic index of 27. The remaining 6 grams comes from the cranberry juice at a medium to low glycemic index of 53. Anything below 55 is considered safe for diabetics. High fructose corn syrup, by comparison, has a glycemic index of 89. You can use any low sugar or low glycemic fruit juice as an alternative too. I prefer pure juices without added sugar. Give this one a try and visit www.friendthatcooks.com
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