Also, I spent a good deal of the last three months experimenting with healthy drinks. I discovered all ginger ale from typical markets, sadly contains high fructose corn syrup as well. So, looking around Whole Food's, I found a natural ginger ale, name of which I don't know, that has real pieces of ginger in it and natural sugar (comes in glass bottle 4 packs). It is really, really delicious and healthier. Also drink a Cola from Trader Joe's that is natural, this really has no health benefit, but it is better than Coke or Pepsi IBS wise I discovered lol.
For actual healthy drinks, I have tested probably every single form of Acai Juice on the market. I discovered the "real" kind, which is thick and pulpy is way to powerful tasting and actually causes me some stomach upset. There are lighter Acai's, which have less health benefit but are better than most other drinks, that I prefer. One is BossNova Acai & Bluberry (blueberry always lessens impact of dense, chocolate tinged pure Acai) the other is GojiLanaii, which has multiple combos, I like the Goji/Acai mix. Sambazon also makes a lighter Acai called "Elixir" which is ok, but to super fruity tasting for me. Acai is a controversial thing, but basically it is a berry and all berries are antioxidants and good for you, so I like the drink these for general health benefits. I've also seen several people, including famous designer Marc Jacobs, who has UC, indicate his dietitian has him on Goji/Acai/Mangosteen drinks to reduce inflammation from UC in addition to a general healthy diet.
Last thing I tried was Yerba Mate, and holy crap, you are not ready for the taste of this stuff if you never had it. Really potent and funky, I tried the cold, Raspberry flavored version before the hot plain version, as many said it takes "getting used to" in order to be able to drink. Mate is a South American tea made from some kind of bush that grows there. Now, this drink has caffeine and is a tea, along with it's other elements, it's technically going to have more of speeding up the intestines effect. However, again, many, many UC sufferers have claimed drinking this alone has cured their UC. Granted, they were not drinking the cold version from the store, but rather the hot version, made from loose Mate leaves, so that might make a difference yet others said it did nothing for them. Either way, I really can't confirm or deny these effects in me, it took me a week to drink half a bottle due to the mint/tea/tree bark/something else taste and while another bottle sits in my fridge, I have not tried it again due to fear of taste and effects. But if nothing were working for me, I'd just chug a bottle, because honestly, anything is worth a shot at that point.