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Hi, 

 

I'm looking for some sugar free alternatives that I can mix with water. It's very popular in Scandinavia where I'm from but I'm unable to find some here (probably because I can't read the tickets on the bottles). 

 

Can you guys throw me some brands/pics? ūüôā

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There is nothing but diet coke and green tea. Thais wont drink anything that isn't minimum 20% sugar

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Since I found out I need some glucose in my drink if I add salt for re-hydration, I use the Thai brands of concentrated fruit flavors, but I use them in sparing amounts, just to add flavor to the water.  I've never liked full strength fruit juices anyway.

 

You'll have to do your own Googling, since I'm now located where Google is blocked.  But it turns out that the ORS's (oral re-hydration salts) don't work well unless there is some glucose added.

 

Here's the genre I'm referring to, though there are many brands...  I just add enough to my taste, which is about 1/4 to 1/3 the normal amount.  There's plenty of sugar, but I'm hoping it's just enough to facilitate absorption of the sea salt I add since I sweat buckets in BKK.  I should add that I generally only drink water when I'm out and around- about 90% of what I drink is bottled water.  The home-mixed ORS's are a small percentage of what I drink.  I also add psyllium husks for a fruity, pulpy drink that reduces cholesterol and keeps me regular (as if that's a problem in Thailand).

 

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A few members mention Coke Light/Diet, but i thought that still contained sugars?

 

But Coke Zero contains no sugars.

 

Is my thinking correct?

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Adding a splash of unsweetened fruit juice to water or soda water works well.  Or even a splash of sweetened fruit juice since one uses very little.

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11 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

7-11 sells 10 baht fizzy flavoured water, lime or peach flavour

Also strawberry now, but it's 15 baht (Pepsi brand). 

They used to have 'Big' brand for 10 baht but that has vanished at least on Samui. 

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I always have the same for the past 4 years make every morning....... Fresh Mulberries, add boiling water strain 3x  mashing with a fork, makes 4 lts, add ice and keep in Fridge, it is all I drink all day....  sometimes for a change will dry the leaves and and do the same......  Google:  Mulberries + Diabetic .......  2kg Fresh Mulberries last me 8 days...  the remains after straining = fibre I eat with Greek Yogurt for breakfast. = 100%  I know what is in the drink

 

As a PS:  mulberry seem to lower blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes................ Mulberry  have long been used in Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetes

 

Maybe a warning: I have a lot at the moment eating direct 20 or so from the trees, I have had the shakes about 2 hours later, testing BS was very low between 63 and 80 !!  must take less Insulin if I am going to eat fresh from the trees.

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Crystal Light sugar-free 0.11oz tube packets perfect for 500-600ml bottles of water are excellent and convenient.  They are available from Amazon in flavor varieties.  Light and tasty.  The wild strawberry Has a bit of caffeine in it which I like on occasion.

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I started a topic on sugar free drinks back in March. As you've already heard, Thai's want sugar in their fizzy drinks or they won't buy them. I have a snooker hall, i put small bottles of Pepsi max in the fridge and 1 month later took them out and took them home, untouched.

I've been looking for  commercial sugar free drink (not coke) to mix with evening drink but yet to find one.

 

 

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On 8/15/2018 at 2:26 AM, Airalee said:

Found these at villa market (Phrom Phong). ¬†There were about 6 different flavors. ¬†ŗłŅ40. ¬†Taste pretty good and gives you an option other than Coke Light or Pepsi Max.

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7/11 sell chrysanthemum juice and a chinese fruit with herb flavour with no sugar, 30 baht.

I also buy Robinsons sugar free grapefruit cordial from Siamburis.

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3 hours ago, ignis said:

I always have the same for the past 4 years make every morning....... Fresh Mulberries, add boiling water strain 3x  mashing with a fork, makes 4 lts, add ice and keep in Fridge, it is all I drink all day....  sometimes for a change will dry the leaves and and do the same......  Google:  Mulberries + Diabetic .......  2kg Fresh Mulberries last me 8 days...  the remains after straining = fibre I eat with Greek Yogurt for breakfast. = 100%  I know what is in the drink

 

As a PS:  mulberry seem to lower blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes................ Mulberry  have long been used in Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetes

 

Maybe a warning: I have a lot at the moment eating direct 20 or so from the trees, I have had the shakes about 2 hours later, testing BS was very low between 63 and 80 !!  must take less Insulin if I am going to eat fresh from the trees.

 

Sounds good. Mulberries are something I've not tried before. Love blackberries and blueberries, so must give this a try. Are mulberries freely available here in Thailand? Cannot say I've seen any here?

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3 hours ago, ignis said:

I alwaysÔĽŅ have the same for the past 4 years make every morning....... Fresh Mulberries, add boiling water strain 3x¬† mashing with a fork, makesÔĽŅ 4 lts, add ice and keep in Fridge, it is all I drink all day....¬† sometimes for a change will dry the leaves and and do the same......¬† Google:¬†¬†Mulberries + Diabetic .......¬† 2kg Fresh Mulberries last me 8 days...¬† the remains after straining = fibre I eat with Greek Yogurt for breakfast. = 100%¬† I know what is in the drink

 

As a PS:  mulberry seem to lower blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes................ Mulberry  have long been used in Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetes

 

Maybe a warning: I have a lot at the moment eating direct 20 or so from the trees, I have had the shakes about 2 hours later, testing BS was very low between 63 and 80 !!  must take less Insulin if I am going to eat fresh from the trees.

You've got my attention. Always open to new BS hacks. 

Any idea where can I buy fresh mulberries near Jomtien?

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