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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With that cool drink in hand, take a few minutes to review the entire issue for the information you need to purchase the laboratory systems, devices and consumables you seek.
Rather than simply providing a cool drink to sip on a hot summer day, wines such as Gamay-Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, and Grignolino are just examples of an array of simple and Fruity wines that contribute to the personality and distinctive flavors of barbecued food.
A cool drink, complete with umbrella and citrus slices, is at your fingertips.
They'll often notice that sucking on ice or having a cool drink will keep the body temperature down just that small amount that's necessary to prevent a worsening of symptoms.
This is traditional Asian drink and complements their hot, spicy food as an easily digestible cool drink.
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.
Angelou's poetry, collected in such volumes as Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie (1971) and And Still I Rise (1978), draws heavily on her personal history but employs the points of view of various personae.
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.
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.
SERVE up a nice cool drink with heart shaped ice cubes using this ice cube tray, left, pounds 2.
Make regular dates with your garden in the early evening to admire the fruits of your labor, cool drink in hand.