The website 'Eat This Not That' looked at 32 different types of soda, and ranked them according to how healthy they are.  They factored in how many calories and grams of sugar each one had, and didn't include any DIET sodas.

And the healthiest is . . . SIERRA MIST.  One can has 120 calories and 29 grams of sugar.  Which isn't great, but it has no artificial flavors.  Here are the ten healthiest . . .

1.  Sierra Mist.

2.  Seagram's Ginger Ale.

3.  Schweppe's Ginger Ale.  It has 20% more calories than Seagram's.

4.  Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray, which is a CELERY-flavored soda.  Weird.

5.  Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

6.  Sprite.

7.  7-Up.

8.  Coca-Cola.  Pepsi came in 12th, because it has 10 extra calories per can.

9.  Cherry 7-Up.

10.  Pibb Xtra, which is also cherry-flavored.

On the other end of the spectrum, the WORST soda you can drink is grape-flavored FANTA.  One can has 180 calories.  If you liquefied a bag of Skittles, you'd have to add another SIX grams of sugar to equal one Fanta.

Here are the ten LEAST-healthy sodas . . .

1.  Grape-flavored Fanta.

2.  Stewart's Black Cherry Wishniak.   (Wishniak is a type of soda that originated in Eastern Europe.  It was originally made with vodka.  Now you know.)

3.  Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda.

4.  A&W Cream Soda.

5.  Mug Cream Soda.

6.  A&W Root Beer.

7.  It's a tie between Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Code Red.  They have the same amount of calories and sugar.

8.  Dr. Brown's Cream Soda.

9.  Dr. Brown's Root Beer.

10.  Surge, which was gone for over a decade until Coca-Cola started selling it again a couple of years ago.

So now you know, but will it change your decisions when it comes to choosing a soda?  Will you really go for a Sierra Mist over a Coke because it's better for you? I don't know if anybody will be doing that, I  mean, if you're drinking soda you know it's not good for you.  Maybe it would be good to choose something a little different in the name of health.  Who knows.  Not this monkey.

Caffeinatedily yours,

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