Soda (pop) is not something you should be drinking at all. If I do feel a absolutely need to drink it, only drink the lite colored pop like sprite of 7up. Stay away from the dark colored pop. It will do far less damage and you will get less of a reaction. Iced Tea also will bring on bouts of GERD, especially if you use fresh lemons in the tea. The tea is loaded with cafine, and of course the cafine loosens the esoph/stomach muscle which in turn allows the stomach acids to reflux (bringing on GERD). I also love to drink Iced Tea especially during the summer months. Even when I order in resturants. I don't really like cola (pop), it tends to thicken my saliva and make me even more thrusty. I am supposed to drink 8 - 8fl oz glasses of water each day, don't like plain water because it gets my stomach acids going so what I always have on hand is watered down presweetened Kool-Aid (cherry flavored). Just enough Kool-Aid to take the taste of water away, but enough flavor so I don't feel like I am drinking plain water. I always keep a big jug on hand. Don't use ice either, I find this to quench my thirst yet not upset my stomach at all. Pop with the cafine and the carbonation plays with my belly and just does not sit right with me. I, if I make iced tea will use a Camomeal (not spelt right) non-cafine and will set the jar out in the sun for suntea. This makes a very nice mixture, subtle, not over powering and in the summer instead of using lemon or even sugar I take fresh mint out of my garden and place in my glass. It adds a nice flavor and does not upset my stomach.