Water is known to increase energy, promote weight loss, flush out toxins, improve skin complexion and boost the immune system. Despite many beliefs of sparkling water being bad for you, the health benefits of water simply do not just “fizz” away when carbon dioxide is added to it.
Sparkling Water Concerns
Sparkling water gets its fizz by adding pressurised carbon dioxide gas to regular, still water. This has raised many concerns around the health benefits of sparkling water leading to myths that just won’t seem to fade. Luckily our water experts at the Water Cooler Company are here to bust any myths and misconceptions you might have had.
Sparkling water will leach calcium from your bones
Many people understand that sweetened fizzy drinks can cause low bone mineral density and have associated this with plain sparkling water. Research has found that although sparkling water is slightly more acidic than regular water, it does not leech calcium from bones.
Sparkling Water causes tooth decay
The carbonation process does not add any sugar, acids or salt to the water. The acids and sugars in soft drinks are known to have acidogenic and carcinogenic properties than can lead to enamel erosion.
So while plain sparkling water is still safe on teeth, flavoured sparkling water often has a high sugar content as well as other acids to make it extra fizzy. Its best to avoid these types of sparkling water’s which will corrode your teeth and rather flavour sparkling water naturally with fresh fruits or mint and cucumber!
Sparkling water causes bloating
The fizzy composition of sparkling water will naturally cause you to burp, and is a healthier alternative to medical antacids. However, it has been known to cause bloating in people with sensitive stomachs such as IBS sufferers.
Sparkling vs Still
Both still and sparkling waters have many benefits on the human body, including weight loss. Research shows that the bubbles in sparkling water take up space in your stomach so you feel less hungry and would consume less calories than normal.
Carbonated, or sparkling water, has less of a hydrating effect than the same volume of regular water, but because of the texture and taste of sparkling water, you will probably end up drinking a higher volume of sparkling water than you would regular water, doubling the health benefits of your daily water intake.
So if you ask us, our opinion is that bubbles are great but if you have a sensitive stomach opt for still and if you do opt for the fizzy option make sure to drink enough to stay hydrated!
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