Rob Zukowski is a New York State LMT, certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and holds a degree in Occupational Studies, with a focus on massage therapy, from the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He has advanced training in sports massage, various relaxation therapies, and training in multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology.

In addition to private practice, his experience includes being a massage therapist, lead therapist and member relationships manager in assorted fitness centers, spas, clinics and holistic healing settings and working in corporate wellness environments. Rob also works as a client services manager at a healing center, authors his own column on the subject of complementary and alternative medicine in a national HIV/AIDS magazine, works in student outreach and lectures on therapeutic massage for various pathologies.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tea Based Soda

Is soda and diet soda really bad for you? In the end, you have to make your own choice. I started reading labels a while back. Then I started to Google the ingredients that I didn't know. You can do the same. In fact, here is place to start

I'm not here to slam soda. But seriously, look at some labels. 7-Up is one of the lowest chemical offenders on teh list. Ingredients include:

Carbonated Water, and Contains 2% or less of Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Benzoate (Preservative), Calcium Disodium EDTA (to Protect Flavor), Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose (Splenda Brand).

I would like to give you another soda option for home made soda.

1. Get some herbal tea. I like the flavored ones, anti oxidant types; different teas have all sorts of different flavors and benefits. 
2. Fill your tea pot with half the amount of water that will fill your favorite pitcher and drop in two tea bags of your choice. Let it brew and steep. 
3. Get a bottle of seltzer. Plain old seltzer. FYI, seltzer contains carbonated water and Potassium Chloride, or, salt; 60 mg. of it, or 3% daily value based on a 2000 calorie a day diet. 
4. After your tea has brewed, cool it off, chill it. 
5. Pour that half pitcher of tea into that favorite pitcher and the fill the rest with seltzer. 

Viola. A healthier, tea based soda. 

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