Pop the Top: Remedy Sodaly Now Comes in Bottles!

Sodaly fans, hold onto ya hats, because BOY have we got some exciting news for you. That's right, your three fave Remedy Sodaly flaves (Raspberry, Guava and Passionfruit) are now available in brand-spankin’ new 330ml glass bottles in Woolies stores across Australia, and they look GOOD. Cue the confetti cannons!

Now, we know what you're thinking. "What's so great about Remedy Sodaly in glass bottles? Can’t we just stick to the cans?" And ya know what, we could, we still love our cans, OK?! But, well, the glass bottles take things to a whole new level of fancy-pants.

For one, they’re CLEAR (oh yah, a Remedy first), so you can see the liquid goodness in all it’s glory. Plus, let's be real, there's just something about sipping on a cold soda from a glass bottle, right? It hits different. We don't know why, it just does. Maybe it's seeing the fun, natural colours, or maybe it's just because we're fancy like that. Who knows? All we know is that you've got to try it for yourself to truly understand.

So, what are you waiting for? Boot scoot your way over to your local Woolies store and grab yourself a bottle (or three) from the chiller. Don't forget to snap a pic and tag us at @remedydrinks for a chance to get reshared and spread the love.

Booze-Free Brewskis

Turns out, you CAN have too much of a good thing (or so we've learnt after overindulging for the last three months solid). In great timing for us, February is all about ditching the booze (and sugar), and having a better brewski instead. Our livers and wallets say thanks to us during this time. 

If, however, you, like us, have become accustomed to drinking delicious fruity cocktails and Italian aperitifs over the summer, we're here to help. We weren't ready to give up the world of fun-coloured cocktails garnished with expensive dried citrus just yet, so we've made recipes that taste just like the real deal. Better yet, these tasty tipples won't lead to pounding headaches or ex-text regret. If either of those happens after consuming one of these mocktails, that's on you boo.

(Guilt-Free) Summer Cocktails

So, you love a cheeky cocktail, but you're not so fond of the sugary teeth coating and the vicious head thumping the morning after? Welcome to the club, friend. Think of us as the Mr Miyagi of the low-sugar cocktail world. We're here to teach you to wax off the calories and wax on the guilt-free vibes. 

We've been through our fair share of cocktails, the fun, the fruity, the highly flammable and even the ones that come in a glass cowboy hat. We've also, as a result, chugged down our fair share of sugar. With sugar syrups, fruit liqueur and even toppings like fairy floss in the mix, those added sugars and cocktail calories really start adding up. 

So when you're next up to host group cocktail night, throw out the old-fashioned cocktail recipes and step away from the bright red syrup ­­­– we're here to show you a better way. 

Introducing our ‘Step-by-step guide on how to create fabulous cocktails – and better yet, save you 20 big ones’ (we're still workshopping the name).   

1. Pick your poison (just kidding- we love everything in moderation) 
Stick to clear or light spirits like Vodka and Gin as they tend to be the lowest in sugar and most calorie friendly.

2. Choose your mixer wisely 
It's time to break up with full-sugar lemonade, anything red and especially tonic (because while it looks harmless, this bad boy can have up to 2 tsp of sugar per 100ml). Remedy Sodaly on the other hand, contains none!

3. Add natural flavours and garnish
Use fresh herbs, freshly squeezed citrus juice or rind, or add in ripe fruit by the chunk (think berries, watermelon and mandarins or add some edible flowers to really spark joy).

Healthy Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

Written by  Jacqueline Alwill,  Remedy Drinks Accredited Nutritionist @brownpapernutrition 

Are sugar cravings hitting you hard each day, and you want to stop them in their tracks? Let’s look at some of the common culprits contributing to sugar cravings and how you can say goodbye to those cravings for good.

1. AIM FOR 2 + 5 EVERY DAY. Let’s get back to basics, friends. The foundations of a healthy diet begin with consuming two servings of fruit and five serves of vegetables (minimum!) per day. But did you know that most Australian adults don’t consume anywhere near this amount? Only 5% meet this target (Source: ABS). So why is this important for curbing those sugar cravings? Well, it’s pretty simple. Without a diet rich in fibre from fruit and vegetables, our blood sugar levels are peaking and dropping throughout the day. When we have fibre-rich foods, however, starting with fruit and veg (but also including all foods from the plant kingdom - nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, whole grains), this slows the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream, allowing our cells to absorb it more efficiently and keeping our blood sugar levels stable. So, if you’re struggling with sugar cravings but also struggling to eat your 2 + 5, then start here. 

2. MAKE SIMPLE SWAPS: Love an afternoon soda but find you’re STILL craving sugar after the sugary soda? Time to swap that crazy sugar-coated can for something natural, guilt-free, satisfying, charged with goodness and without sugar. Meet Remedy Sodaly - your new fizzy friend that’s FULL OF FLAVOUR and contains beneficial prebiotics from apple cider vinegar. Why do I want apple cider vinegar in my soda, you say? Well, apple cider vinegar, with its juicy prebiotic pectin and acetic acid, helps to slow the rate your food is emptied from the stomach to the small intestine, allowing our body to regulate glucose better. PLUS, prebiotics provide the fuel for trillions of beneficial bugs in our gut so they can work their gut and health lovin magic, helping to regulate our appetite and blood sugar! Neat right? You’ll find Remedy Sodaly in all your favourite flaves, including Lemon Lime & Bitters, Raspberry, Orange, Lemon Squash, Guava and Passionfruit at your local grocer. Try making the swap the next time you're craving something sweet but want to make it right!   

3. DON’T SKIP MEALS: Ever thought you were doing the right thing by eating a small meal or skipping a meal to save on calories? Mmmmm, what about when you eat double or more at your next meal, though? Or skip lunch only to find your sugar cravings are cranking after dinner. Those cravings are behaving this way because you haven’t given your body the fuel it needs throughout the day. The result? The sugar fiend emerges. The lesson? Don’t skip meals. Your body and your blood sugar levels will thank you for it. 

4. FIBRE FIRST: If you feel like you’ve ticked all the boxes so far and wondering why you’re still craving sugar after your meal, try shuffling the way you consume your meal around ever so slightly. Start the meal with your most fibrous component – hello, big bowl of salad. Follow this with your protein and fats BEFORE you eat your starchy carbs such as potatoes, rice, pasta etc. (these break down to sugars in our body). Consuming your fibre first helps to buffer and slow the breakdown and absorption of the starchy carbs and their sugars, resulting in a more even delivery of glucose to the bloodstream. PSA. If you’re really clever, have a Remedy Sodaly with apple cider vinegar 20-30 minutes before your meal to reap the benefits! 

5. HIT THE SACK: You’ve likely experienced a day of feeling hungry for sugar after a night of poor quality or not enough sleep. Sleep is the low-hanging fruit for health, but we’re increasingly battling to reach out and grab it, so we find ourselves seeking out those energy-dense high-sugar foods and drinks to combat low energy. Not only that, but reduced sleep can affect the production of hormones, including those involved in regulating our hunger. Ghrelin, our appetite-stimulating hormone, rises with poor sleep, whilst leptin, our hormone responsible for helping us realise satiety, is lowered. The changes in how each is regulated are the perfect storm for hunting down sugar from the minute we wake.