I put in a packet of True Lemon or True Lime (there is also True Orange, but my grocery store does not carry it). It says it's equivilant to a slice of lemon or lime. It's 0 calories and 0 sodium. It just adds a little bit of flavor to the water.
Those packets are not very healthy. Not only do they have artificial sweeteners but they have citric acid as the second ingredient which hinders some people with weight loss and may increase appetite. For a sweet drink I make ice tea and sweeten it with stevia which is a more natural sweetener. I use the Nunaturals 0 carb blend and love it. It is a little pricey but well worth it. I now buy it on the internet cheaper for 1000 packets. I also use green tea extract and add that to water with the stevia.
If you are trying to eat clean then I would say you should avoid them due to the artificial sweeteners. If you want to add a little flavor to your water you can add lemon slices, orange slices, cucumber slices, fresh mint. I've also added unsweetened cranberry juice as well - but not to much.
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Hey ZALORA! I usually stay away from those because most of them have artifical sugars in them. I've found that artificial sugars tend to cause me to have some tummy and digestive issues - so I try to avoid them all together. It was one of the hardest things EVER, but I gave up sodas at the beginning of December and now I usually stick with water and hot or iced tea without any sweeteners added and it works well.
But if you're finding they work well for you and you aren't experiencing any digestion issues, then I don't see a problem with it.
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