I drink about 2 1/2 liters of water plus a couple cans of Pepsi per day and I am still thirsty.

I am constantly thirsty. I drink about 2 1/2 liters of water, a couple cans of Pepsi per day and I am still thirsty. Water gets to be very boring and I know soda is really bad for me. What cold drinks are out there that do not contain sugar?

I can’t have citrus juices or tea due to digestion problems. What can I do to make water more pleasant to drink? Thank you for your help.

If you are constantly thirsty, I would highly recommend you make an appointment to see your doctor. Though it might not be anything, excessive thirst is one symptom of diabetes. Tell your doctor about your constant thirst.

If you are drinking regular Pepsi, then you are getting about 9 teaspoons of sugar per 12-ounce can. You could switch to sugar-free carbonated beverages and see if they reduce your thirst. Fruit juice contains almost 3 teaspoons of fruit sugar per 1/2 cup, but fruit sugar can be absorbed and digested without stimulating your body’s to produce insulin. Fruit drinks contain as little as 2 to 10% fruit juice and the remaining ingredients are sugar and water. So fruit drinks are not a good alternative. There are flavored unsweetened waters out there or you could put a few drops of lemon juice or slices of lemon in water for flavoring.

You didn’t mention coffee or decaffeinated coffee. Would you drink either of them? Also, what about herbal teas? You can drink either hot or cold.