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Diet Soda

While water is the best beverage choice for a low-sodium diet, some diet sodas have low or very low sodium. Let's look at some popular cola brands. For example, 12 fluid ounces (360 ml) of Diet Coke contains 40 mg of sodium, and the same amount of Diet Pepsi contains 35 mg of sodium.

Remember, however, that while some diet sodas may be low in sodium, they are often high in artificial sweeteners and other artificial ingredients, and they are believed to increase our risk of becoming obese and developing type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.