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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The cool drink advertisements are effective in pushing the young South Africans to buy.
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.
Place floating fabric row covers over the beds to reduce heat and wind damage, then find some shade and a cool drink.--William D.
HOW many times have you longed to fix yourself a really cool drink but discovered your freezer free of ice cubes?
From air conditioning in our cars, homes and work places to simpler solutions such as a shade tree and a cool drink, we all struggle to manage the high temperatures that attend the summer months.
There's one thing guaranteed to ruin the pleasure of sitting outdoors with a cool drink in hand, savouring the summer sunshine.
Whenever the temperature creeps up during home games at Civic Stadium, Eugene Emeralds staff member Joel Scruggs notices an increasing number of fans heading to the concession stands for a cool drink.
The workshop, the fourth in a series on a variety of environmental health topics, focused on identifying issues critical for protecting the water supply at all stages, from the water in our aquifers to the cool drink coming from the kitchen tap.
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.