Mega-money is invested into beverage research laboratories trying to discover the perfect flavor profile for consumer loyalty … a deep dedication to the soda product that motivates customers to buy again and again. I cannot presume knowing that perfect combination but for in my dream soda, the main ingredient would be Watt-Ahh. Of course, Watt-Ahh by itself has great customer loyalty since it gives paramount health and hydration.
But we all enjoy at least on occasion, a sweetened soda. My dream soda would have Watt-Ahh as the substitute for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The Polarized Water will hold in solution added sweeteners such as sucrose and plant-based sweeteners, stabilize carbonation longer in the container, and prolong shelf-life for the added natural flavors and electrolyte (salts) ingredients. Of course, my dream soda would not have any caffeine and only a modest amount of sugar. The latter (glucose) helps the body absorb vital electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) by opening the intestinal wall that draws the electrolytes faster into the bloodstream. Watt-Ahh with its electrical charge also helps in the transport of electrolytes for faster hydration.
Watt-Ahh is not a diuretic and would make the best hydrating soda.
On the other hand, high amounts of sugar including HFCS and caffeine are diuretics that may cause some symptoms of dehydration such as headaches. My theory is HFCS also added to baked goods, cereals and processed foods may cause a homeostasis imbalance pulling water from cells. HFCS is processed from corn starch with added enzymes. The proportion of fructose to glucose in HFCS is similar to that of sucrose but the primary differences is HFCS has no chemical bond joining the glucose and fructose, and it contains water. The percentage of water (approximately 25%) in HFCS is substantially lower than that of the fluids in our cells. I wonder if HFCS could contribute to cellular dehydration?
As support to my dehydration theory, I found the following paragraphs from this report that states the following:
“Here’s what happens when you eat extremely large amounts of sugar. In normal conditions, your body has a precise balance of fluid inside and outside of cells. This balance is often referred to as homeostasis. The fluid is made of water, electrolytes and nutrients. Your body uses a process called osmosis to move fluid and nutrients throughout your body. When there’s a shortage of fluids in one area, your body reacts by transporting the fluids from another area.
When you eat high amounts of sugary foods, your bloodstream absorbs that sugar from your gut. This results in an increased sugar concentration in your blood. In an attempt to restore homeostasis, your body responds by increasing the amount of water in your bloodstream. This water typically comes from inside your cells, but it can also be drawn from saliva, tears, and skin. As the water content in your cells decreases, dehydration sets in. This is why we experience dehydration symptoms like dry mouth, dry skin, and an itchy throat.”
Making Your Dream Soda
It is fun to experiment making your own healthier soda. There are kitchen devices on the market that will infuse carbonation into your mixture. We recommend using Watt-Ahh so your friends and family will erupt into cheers as they celebrate drinking your Dream Soda made with Watt-Ahh … Ahh!
Hey, if you discover a great “Dream Soda” recipe, please share with us!