Let this be a reminder that it is okay to let the kids drink Kool-Aid instead of soda sometimes. Wow!  Of course Water is the best, but other than water....  Kool-Aid is a great next choice, just not the Jim Jones or modern media variety of course.  What you choose to drink it really important though.  Most people do not realize they could drop 5-10 lbs quickly by just cutting out the constant dosing of sugar via drinking sodas all day long.  For me, it's not so much soda as it is highly sweetened coffee.  But just for a reality check, take a look at this visual. *Note* Some studies do suggest that dyes may be more harmful than one thinks.  Clean water is always the healthiest drink of all.

Drink Responsibly. :)