Are soda drinks really good for your health? This is a question that many people ask themselves when they see the claims on cans and bottles at the grocery store or gas station. Functional drinks, as they are called in the beverage industry, often contain ingredients that were once only found in supplements or herbal teas.

Probiotics and prebiotics are now added to many cold drinks, such as Culture Pop Probiotic Soda, Wild Berries & Lime, which Consumer Reports testers found to have a well-balanced sweet and sour taste without any sugar substitutes. However, Consumer Reports’ Amy Keating cautions that probiotic drinks may not offer the same benefits as foods like yogurt and kimchi, which have a larger variety of bacteria and other healthy compounds.

Healthy-sounding green juices, like Suja Organic Cold-Pressed Mighty Dozen, can be a convenient way to add vitamins and minerals to your diet, but they shouldn’t completely replace vegetables. Consumer Reports recommends choosing green juices with vegetables as the main ingredient to get the most nutritional benefits.

Drinks touted as stress relievers, such as Mood Sparkling Water, Raspberry Lemonade, and Fairly Balanced Self Care Fizzy Drinks, may be delicious non-alcoholic alternatives to wine or cocktails, but their calming effects are not guaranteed to be significant. When it comes to energy drinks, newer options like Aspire, Celsius and Clean contain “natural” sources of caffeine without chemical differences. But regardless of the type of drink

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