soft drink

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A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes

soft drink

A nonalcoholic beverage, typically carbonated and sweetened.
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It's a delectable idea, even if the thirty-seven-year-old writer and director Todd Haynes, a semiotician by training and a cool drink of water by temperament, isn't the most likely filmmaker to have come up with it.
Don't forget your massage later in the week, before you head upstairs to the comfortable lounge and restaurant to meet some friends for a cool drink and a bite to eat.
You feel like you could walk for hours before resting or stopping for a cool drink.
The cool but friendly Blues listeners have inspired Metin Solmaz and Fikret Bekler to come up with the idea of introducing the cool drink Yeni Raki to the American Blues lovers.
Singer-songwriter Steve has a wonderfully clear and fresh quality to his music, like a cool drink of water after a long walk on a hot dusty road.
Which, of course, does not preclude an appropriate location for musing being outdoors with friends and loved ones, under wide-brimmed hats, while sipping a tall cool drink.
The other day she sent me an article from the New York Times about the new cool drink to be seen with in the city - a glass of rose.
Idea of happiness: A loving companion, white sand, warm sea and a cool drink.
He said: 'If it's very hot in the day in the office then that can make me feel irritable - best to go home and have a cool drink with plenty of ice.
NICOLE DeVITO / The Register-Guard A cool drink Temperatures soared and the flowers were thirsty Tuesday afternoon at the Lane County Farmer's Market in downtown Eugene.
When I was a child, my mother did not allow me to go readily into the homes of my friends who lived next door or across the street--even if another mother invited me in for a cool drink or a snack.