What is a Prebiotic Soda?
In recent years the food industry has started to take a shift towards making products that are better for you. Through research we have found a lot of things added to our food aren't so great. Things like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), food dyes, aspartame, and soybean oil to name a few. This had lead to an upward trend in a swapping of ingredients. You now find cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, naturally sourced food colors vs food dyes, stevia or monk fruit sweetener instead of aspartame and so on. However, it still seemed for a while the beverage industry was staying the same. Only offering their classic drinks filled with HFCS, caramel coloring, and sucralose. As better products continued to be demanded by consumers we now find ourselves with better for you drinks and it's so refreshing. You might have seen on social media or at your local stores the term prebiotic soda but had no idea what it was and why you should be interested in drinking it. Take a look at what a prebiotic soda is and how you can benefit by switching out those old drinks for something that will do you some good.
What is Prebiotic Soda?
Prebiotic soda is a bubbly soda alternative. It aims to provide you with a tasty but healthier soft drink, all while feeding your gut prebiotics. Prebiotics have been known to promote gut health and a healthy gut can increase your immunity.
What is the Difference between Prebiotics and Probiotics?
Prebiotics are essential compounds that feed on the friendly bacteria in the gut. They aren’t digested or absorbed in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract; instead, they bypass your small intestine and head straight for your colon, where they promote a healthy gut environment. Prebiotics help keep your gut healthy and feed the good gut flora in your digestive tract, which leads to many health benefits.
Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria that naturally live in your body. Probiotics are made up of the good bacteria that keep our bodies healthy and working well. Their main job is to help maintain a healthy balance in our bodies. Probiotics feed off of the prebiotics in you body so you need both prebiotics and probiotics to maintain a healthy gut and robust immune system. The dietary fiber in prebiotics acts as a fertilizer for the good bacteria in your gut. Drinking and eating foods that contain prebiotics allow the good bacteria to reproduce, leading to larger colonies of good bacteria.
You can read more about prebiotics and probiotics here.
Why Should I Care about My Gut Health?
A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being (UC Davis Health Newsroom). We all know that life has changed in the past couple of years and maintaining your health is of the utmost importance.
Is poppi a Prebiotic Soda?
Yes, and in our opinion it's the best tasting one on the market. Our prebiotics come from the apple cider vinegar found in our drink and we keep our ingredients, and sugar, to a minimum. It leaves you feeling refreshed instead of sluggish. It leaves you with all the function at no sacrifice to delicious flavor. It's the perfect drink for any time of the day and a perfect mixer for those times you need a little something extra. You can find some great cocktail and mocktail recipes on our blog.
Where Can I Find poppi?
You can pick up cans of poppi at any of these national retailers:
- Whole Foods