By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor —
There’s a good reason I try to limit my sugar intake – my father has diabetes and I had gestational diabetes during my last pregnancy. Right before my third pregnancy, my sugar levels were getting high, so I went on medication to manage it. After I got pregnant several months later, I was able to keep using the medication to regulate my sugar levels until my 7th month, when I had to go on insulin. The doctor couldn’t get my levels of insulin right, so my sugar levels would drop around 2 am every night and I’d have to eat something. I remember the feeling of my sugar going too low and frankly, I never want to feel that way again. It was so scary to wake up and just feel that something is really wrong. After I had my baby, I went back on medication again to regulate my sugar level and luckily it’s doing its job. I can develop diabetes if I’m not careful. My sister-in-law developed diabetes after her pregnancies and I don’t want to.
So, when I find products work that with my lifestyle, I’m happy. 2B Sparkling by 2B Drinks is one of those things that does work with my life. It has only 8 grams of sugar per 12 oz can and 30 calories per can, so I can enjoy something “slightly sweet” without all the guilt.
2B is the first to use Purefruit, a zero calorie sweetener originating from the monk fruit, a small centuries-old fruit endowed with unique, naturally occurring antioxidants. I love the sweet taste (it’s not too sweet, but just sweet enough), without the calories of common sweeteners. 2B Sparkling, aka “Healthy Bubbles,” was just released, which has been approved by the NYC Department of Education and is currently being sold in over 2,500 school vending machines.
2B Sparkling is:
- Caffeine Free
- Comes in 3 flavors (Chocolate, Vanilla and Lemon Ice
- All natural, low Sugar, lightly sweet
- 8 grams of sugar per 12 oz can
- 30 calories per can
I love their mission — to provide all-natural, low calorie beverages that are lightly sweet and affordable. Right now, 2B Drinks are available in the tri-state area and on Amazon.com.
My fave is definitely the chocolate. It’s my nightly treat now. My one complaint? My husband kept drinking them (they were supposed to be all mine).
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