Make it your rule of thumb: put things in our body only as nature intended. That means: no preservatives, no additives and ‘no’ to most packages drinks!

If knowing New York City has the some of the best drinking quality tap water in the world still doesn’t do it for you, we’ve got some other recommendations.

Whatever you do, come hell or high soda – do not go for the drinks high in calories. In fact, let’s take a look at our top 4 zero calorie drinks.


Iced tea

If you’ve got a passion for dashin’ keep an eye out for Honest Tea’s Passion Fruit Green Tea. The company is committed to bottling up great-tasting, healthy and organic beverages and this tasty number is made from organic tea leaves that are free from pesticides, brewed with stevia (a plant-based sweetener with zero calories) and infused with exotic passionfruit and tangy hibiscus. It’s also Fair Trade Certified, Gluten Free and free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Psst – they also have a zero-calorie lemonade too!

Sticking with the passion party, you can also as go for the Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea at Starbucks – also with zero calories.

San Pellegrino

Sparkling water

Fancy AND fun, sparkling water is the champagne of H2O. For some people, it pays to pop when you have an unwavering carbonated craving. For the true bare bones beverage… water wins!  (For our post-bariatric patients, go slow when it comes to carbonated beverages! Some people find that it causes discomfort, don’t drink carbonated drinks if it upsets your stomach!)

Keep an eye out for the Perrier, San Pellegrino and Poland Springs varieties.


Drink Hint

The creators of his new water product that has John Legend as an investor started out with a simple vision: just water, a hint of fruit flavour, nothing else. These drinks have no sugar, no diet sweeteners, no preservative, and no additives – none of that stuff you can’t pronounce. Take the Hint?

This can be your best solution if you’re on the go – even though our frugal friends may have other ideas… Just keep a pitcher of water in your fridge and squeeze your own fruit into it! Take “skinny” and “naked” drinks into your own hands.


Carbonated Beverages

Sodas, can be so-dangerous. Luckily these options boast a sugar-free zero-calorie resume.

Zevia uses stevia as its sweetener to bring you healthier alternatives to household flavors favorites such as Cola, Ginger Ale, Mountain Zevia and Dr. Zevia.  (Again, if the bubbles bother you, stay away!)

Polar Seltzer has been quenching America’s thirst for over 130 years and their rule of thumb is: water, bubbles, natural flavour – nothing else. This means calories, sodium, caffeine, sugar and carbs have been canned and taken out of your diet.

Sparkling Ice has 11 different flavors on offer made up of water, natural juices and Splenda whilst supplemented with vitamins and antioxidants. As we’ve said before though – read the fine print! These beverages do pack a punch when it comes to offering vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), vitamin D3, plus vitamin B12 in each bottle – but they also contain potassium benzoate (a preservative), coloring agents and Splenda is an artificial sweetener.