What is the healthiest soda? Some alternatives you should consider.

About 63 percent of American adults drink at least one sugary drink every day, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coca-Cola was the #1 soft drink in 2022 and 2021, with Pepsi in second place, according to brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance.

And while vintage bottles of Coke evoke nostalgia and a frosty glass of root beer may remind us of childhood, soda (pop or soda-pop) isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. With the high sugar content and possible negative effects of diet sodas, excess of it can be a danger to our health. Here’s what one expert has to say about making the healthiest choice.

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What is the healthiest soda?

Sorry, there is no healthier soda when it comes to the traditional soft drink. Pepsi, Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew Whatever your preference, a similarly sized soda will have roughly the same sugar and caffeine content.

But there are some healthier ways to consume soda, says registered dietitian Chris Mohr. To get started, you can swap in a smaller can—a 20-ounce bottle of Coke, for example, contains 65 grams of sugar. The American Heart Association’s daily sugar limit recommendation is 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women.

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