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Headed out on the town tonight? For healthier drinks, pick seltzer over other mixers to avoid added sugar and sodium. Unlike tonic water and club soda, seltzer contains no additives beyond carbonation, making it a lower-calorie, healthier pick for most drinks. Still need a little more flavor? Throw in some fresh fruit or a wedge of lemon or lime.

The Takeaway: Opt for seltzer when picking a drink mixer.

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