After the 2010 health and fitness spur of trends that have led to individuals all around the world, to remain wary of the ingredients inside whatever they consume; there’s still controversy around drinking soda water.
Now, of course, everyone knows that soda consists mainly of sugar, which is even more reason why you shouldn’t add it to your “diet,” but even diet sodas have unhealthy ingredients, such as aspartame or way too much sodium than our bodies should be allowed to have.
That is why more people are opting for carbonated water, and while the flavored version still contains either sugar or aspartame, the plain non-flavored version, still has high levels of sodium. Although carbonated water, or soda water as most people know it, is considered a better and healthier option, is it really that good for you?
Health Claims Against Carbonated Anything
Carbonation increases the rapid loss of calcium in your bones, which also causes tooth decay, along with irritable bowel syndrome that causes weight gain.
Carbonated Water and Calcium Loss
Even though sodas, such as Coca Cola and sugar-dense sodas, reduce calcium in your bones, carbonated water consumed in moderation, won’t reduce calcium in your bones whatsoever.
Carbonated Water and Tooth Decay
Plain carbonated water that doesn’t contain any sugar or citric acid is safe to consume for your teeth. However, when these ingredients are present, it has a cariogenic and acidogenic potential, that could cause erosion to the enamel of your teeth.
Carbonated Water and IBS
Carbonated water doesn’t cause IBS, but it can cause bloating and gas, which are symptoms of IBS. So, when carbonated water is consumed above the recommended daily intake amount, it can cause IBS. Most people who eliminate carbonated water from their diet, have reduced stomach issues and feel better altogether.
Carbonated Water and Weight Gain
Different carbonated waters are made with different ingredients, which means that some could cause an increase in water retention, due to increased hidden calories and sodium present in the water. Studies have proven that most carbonated water brands could very well cause weight gain.