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Health Benefits of Sparkling Water

You all know how much I love water. I also really love sparkling water. We call it "bubbly" water at my house, mix it liberally with fruit juice and tell the girls they're drinking spritzers. It sounds so much fancier than watered down juice.

I have been wondering lately if sparkling water is harmful or beneficial, since it is just water with CO2 added to it to make it carbonated. Lucky for me the Times reports that it is not only equally hydrating as flat water but that it can also keep calcium locked in the bones.

So drink up! A little splash of "bubbly" water is good for you. It might even help relieve your upset stomach.

Fit's Tip: You should avoid Club Soda though. It has lots of sodium added to it in an attempt to recreate the taste of homemade seltzer from the good old days.

marveytheranger marveytheranger 8 years
Just fell into this site 5/19/09. For those of you who like carbonated water I have a suggestion. Make your own!!! I shoot co2 into water and voila! Unadulterated sparkling water. It is great. No need for soft drinks. Add fresh lemon or lime. It's great. It's just marvey.
missiworld missiworld 9 years
Everyone in Germany drinks the sparkling water. It's mixed with juices or plain. Personally, I am more a fan of it being mixed with apple juice or possibly black-currant juice.
saritabonita saritabonita 9 years
this post is old, but i was wondering about this at the begining of the week.... and decided to ask you , fit sugar, but then i found your answer. jaja... i heard that its bad for your teeth... just thought i'd add that :)
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
Oh my gosh, my parents used to make those kind of "spritzers" for me all the time! They called it "fizzy juice." This is so strange, I thought my family was the only one with that quirk.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I just heard that carbonation is actually bad for you...not sure i will overindulge until this is cleared up... I'm all in.
iffermay iffermay 10 years
Yippee! I love lime flavored bubble water. It is so nice to grab a bottl eof it instead of a soda.
aragornrain aragornrain 10 years
This is cool. I make myself "spritzers" every night with dinner. I can't stand drinking plain water with dinner, so it's a low-calorie way to have some juice. It also helped me stop drinking soda.
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
I can't stand the bitter taste of some carbonated water. ~M~
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