Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to Make the Best Summer Soda Recipes

While the latest fizz in the soda industry in San Francisco is fighting to keep Californians happy there are more important issues to consider, such as finding the best way to enjoy your beverages on a hot summer day. Alright, well maybe it is not that important but as the heat wave approaches you will want to have your soda fountains ready so you can craft a delightful drink while the heat knocks on your door.

Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda

You are looking for something light and to keep the heat out right? Well here is a treasure you can look forward to everyday. Using coconut milk, half a cup of sugar or Splenda, fresh strawberry slices, and four cups of club soda you can kick back by the pool with the delicious taste of summer. Mix this formula in a shaker and serve in a chilled glass.

Frozen Root Beer

We know how much everyone enjoys cooling off with an icicle pop straight from the freezer, so why not indulge a little with classic root beer. A bubbly root beer float is delicious but in any heat wave you want something colder than usual. Try this:
  • Fill a large pitcher with root beer
  • Chill the pitcher in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Pour root beer in small plastic container molds
  • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Remove excess foam
  • Insert new Popsicle sticks
  • Freeze overnight
The next day, say hello to your very own frozen root beer Popsicle!

Chocolate Lover’s Delight

What is a summer day without chocolate? Assuming your stockpile of chocolate has not melted away just yet, you can make your very own chocolate soda. The next time you score on some club soda and chocolate syrup take it home with you and try this:
  • Pour two or three spoonfuls of chocolate syrup
  • One spoonful of whipped cream
  • One cup of milk
  • Four ounces of club soda
Mix these ingredients in a shaker, pour over ice, stir well and enjoy.
If you are concerned about overdoing it on piling up unwanted calories in your diet, well you may be in luck by substituting a dessert or baked good with one of the beverages listed above. According to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sweets such as bagels, doughnuts and pastries are the calorie leaders that make up more than 6 percent of calories for the average person. Soda and sports drinks alone averaged 112 calories among adults, while bagels and breads averaged out at 134 calories per day. Now that you are enlightened on the cold facts, sit under some shade and enjoy another glass of soda. Cheers!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Diet Soda Plots a New Technique for Weight Loss

Soda plays a big role in the American diet. Almost everyone at one point in their life has had a big gulp of the good stuff and who can blame them? Soda fountain equipment can be found in nearly every restaurant and gas station for our convenience. However, there is always a lot of speculation behind the idea the overload of sugary drinks. We agree that certain beverages should be consumed in moderation to avoid the risk of obesity. Along with this there is a lot of talk lately about the effects of diet soda consumers and how they are capable of losing more weight than others. Let’s take a closer look.
There is a breaking point between doing what is right and wrong for your body and we all recognize that a balanced diet and exercise prove to be the best solution to sustain a wholesome body. With that being said, sweetened drinks and treats can never be removed from our diet because it will only force us to replace these items with more calories or other unnecessary fillers.
Though it is unconventional to include soda in a diet these days, researchers found that people are likely to lose more weight when diet beverages are present. As per the study published in Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society, dieters who consumed diet drinks or diet soda was found to lose on average 13 pounds compared to those who drank mostly water during a 12-week long weight loss program. Both groups of participants received intensive coaching and weight loss techniques, including regular feedback on the meals they consumed. Still the 4-pound difference was the most notable statistic for the weight loss challenge funded by the American Beverage Association.
Hence, while the non-diet drinkers most likely need to drink and eat more calories for constant nourishment, it creates simplicity for dieters to cut the weight over 12 weeks by not depriving their bodies of simple pleasures. Artificially-sweetened drinks are not weight loss enhancers, but they will help fill those small urges and possibly detain dieters from overindulging on calories throughout the day.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Soda To Relieve Your Stomach Blockage Problems

Photo Courtesy Rex Features

When it comes to fountain drinks, every restaurant business owner will agree that having soda fountain equipment is a great investment that drives their business. People who come to their restaurant want to feel at home and indulge on the finest ingredients at the dinner table, and always need a drink to cleanse their throat. Sure there has been a lot of buzz in the media about the bad side of soda, but not every business owner needs to serve soda. In fact having soda on the menu may have its advantages for some people.

A recent study published in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, showed that Coca-Cola is an effective solution to treat stomach blockages. A condition known as gastric phytobezoar has been making quite an impact on American consumers, but studies are showing that the acidic chemicals in Coke can dissolve material build up without resorting to invasive surgical treatment.

Gastric Phytobezoar is a blockage of the digestive system with vegetable matter that can be a result from eating foods high in fiber. In simpler terms, gastric bezoar is a mass of undigested matter, especially fruits and vegetables. These symptoms often go undetected, but those who are diagnosed with the condition are associated with having bad breath, nausea, abdominal bloating, pain, ulcers, and intestinal obstruction.
Researchers from the University of Athens Medical School confirmed the effectiveness of Coca-Cola for treating cases of gastric bezoars with a success rate of 91.3 percent. The study proves that the carbonic and phosphoric acids in sodas like Coca-Cola can help digest and dissolve gastrointestinal masses that are difficult to digest.  

On top of this news, having a soda fountain equipment at your restaurant or business is beneficial for numerous reasons. The fountain mixes soda syrup at the best quality for fresh and distinct flavor. Soda fountain devices are environmentally friendly and cost effective, which need little to no repairs during your service hours. Soda fountains even cut savings on use of recycled bottles, which according to the Recycling Institute more than 80 percent of bottles in America do not get recycled and waste away in landfills.

SC Beverage, Inc. provides the latest soda fountain equipment that suits the needs of every commercial business owner. If you are in the hunt for high quality soda fountains for your customers, call on SC Beverage Inc. today.