Is Sodastream Soda Maker Better than Diet Soda?

Posted on 19th June 2012 in Small Kitchen Appliances


SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker (Silver), with CO2 and BPA free Bottle

Why spend money on soda loaded with sugar, corn syrup and aspartame, when you can
make soda at home.

With
Sodastream
, you can make soda and fizzy water at home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought carbonated beverages.

If you read the ingredients, you may ask what the heck is aspartame, pronounced as-par-tame.  And what is that largely unpronounceable word after aspartame – Phenylketonurics – contains phenylalanine

Many people, me included, try to stay away from any product that contains aspartame, due to the potential health risks of this artificial sweetener.  Me and my family were thrilled to find out that Sodastream Diet Cola syrup does not contain high fructose corn syrup or aspartame artificial sweetener.

What is Sodastream?

Sodastream, which has been around for 30 years or more, was developed in Israel.  The products sold around the world, are made by both Israeli and Palestinian workers.

Now you to make your favorite soda, diet soda, carbonated beverage and fizzy water in the comfort of your home.  Sodastream allows you to make your favorite soda and fizzy water for a fraction of the price of your favorite national brands.

 

 

Is Sodastream Better than Diet Soda?

The Home Soda Maker System from Sodastream offers your favorite diet soda at a fraction of the price of the national brand.  My wife loves to drink Coke Zero® since it tastes like regular Coke®, but without the sugar, and my daughters love Dr. Pete, since it tastes just like Dr. Pepper®.  When we tried the Cola Lite and Dr. Pete syrups from Sodastream, they were hooked.

 


sodastream

 

My family said Cola Lite tastes exactly like Coke Zero, and I like that is doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup or Aspartame artificial sweetener.  The Dr. Pete soda contains real sugar, yet is 100% free of fructose and high fructose corn syrup.  Manufacturers love it because it is a cheap alternative to real sugar, but is helping contribute to America’s bulging waist lines.

 

Risks of Aspatame


Sodastream
diet soda is aspartame-free.  Aspartame is a artificial sweetener that has been linked to many potential health risks.  This includes:

  • headaches
  • memory loss
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • and the possible addictive proprieties of aspartame.

 

Basically as you ingest aspartame-laden drinks your body begins to crave it and you drink more.  Researchers found that people who drink diet soda with aspartame actually end up gaining more weight than if they consumed regular soda.

Also, people who have phenylketonuria (PKU), a condition in which people can’t digest phenylalanine, can’t consume products with aspartame like diet soda.  For these folks, Sodastream is better than diet soda, and allows them to continue to enjoy diet soda without the risks associated with PKU.

In addition to being free of corn syrup and aspartame, Sodasteam diet soda syrup contains sucralose artificial sweetener, also known as Splenda®, which is an artificial sweetener that contains sucralose, a sugar derivative.  In reality, neither aspartame or sucralose are particularly good for you.  Sucralose just happens to be less bad for you than aspartame.

 

Sodastream Carbonator

 

You can turn tap water into carbonated water with the carbonator.  Just fill the BPA bottle with water, ten screw it into the unit.  Press the button a few times and you have carbonated water.

When the cylinder is empty, you can purchase a new cylinder here, sign up for the cylinder replenishment program through Sodastream, or simply return the empty CO2 cylinder to Bed,Bath and Beyond and purchase a new one.

 


Sodastream Carbonator

 

Benefits of Sodastream

  • Make fresh sparkling water and soda at home at the push of a button.
  • Includes: Sparkling Water Maker, 60L CO2 cylinder, and 1 Liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle.
  • Energy efficient, powered by CO2 cylinder. Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water.
  • Compatible with all SodaStream flavors and SodaStream 1L Classic carbonation bottles (BPA free and better for the planet).

 

Sodastream Review

To learn more about the Sodastream home soda machine, you  can read our Sodastream Review here.

 

 

 

Sources

http://www.astro.sunysb.edu/tracy/whatis.html
http://naturalsociety.com/made-from-genetically-modified-bacteria-waste-aspartame-risks-public-health/
http://suite101.com/article/are-sugar-free-sweeteners-safe-part-1-aspartame-a239010
http://www.splendaexposed.com/
http://www.steviacafe.net/dangers-of-splenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.
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