OK, first I’m going to admit this is a rather subjective issue. The Caffeine Free Drinks I think tastes best may not be the one you think tastes best but . . . We’re gonna give it a go anyway. I actually like the taste of water myself.
But first lets look at some reason why you’d want to give up caffeine in the first place. There are a lot of reasons to give up caffeine. The original question that had me thinking about giving up caffeine was from a young woman who had recently found out she was pregnant.
Most doctors recommend you do away with caffeine while you’re pregnant for the safety of your unborn child. One of the reasons is because caffeine crosses the placenta to your baby. So when you have caffeine, your baby has caffeine.
But that caffeine we love so much is a stimulant – it increases blood pressure and heart rate. It also works as a diuretic, increasing the frequency of urination and dehydrating the body. So for starters, if you’re drinking soda because you’re thirsty, you’re going to get even more thirsty – rather than less.
Notice how all the diets you find tell you to give up caffeine? Your body needs fluid to burn that fat and to remove the toxins you build up when you burn the fat. If you are dehydrated, you can’t lose weight very well.
But sometimes you just want a soda. Sometimes you just need something that makes you feel like you’re not completely deprived of all the things you once loved. So which one tastes best?
My first choice would be a soda that never had caffeine in it in the first place. Like a Sprite or 7-Up. I like Fresca, which is a diet drink so it would be unsuitable for anyone who is pregnant, but these drinks all taste good for the very occasional soda. Sparkling (carbonated) flavored water is also a great choice. The brand La Croix is a favorite of many – and there are a ton of flavors.
Both Coke and Pepsi have caffeine free choices, though I’ll have to admit without the caffeine these two giants lose their punch. To me, I’d rather have water than either of these. But that’s just my opinion. There may be others out there who love these two as caffeine free.
There are also caffeine free Root Beers. Many have said these are quite good and if you like Root Beer, this might be an option as well. And of course decaffeinated coffee is a good choice too. Naturally decaffeinated coffee would be best but remember, decaffeinated coffees still have a little residual caffeine in them.