Skip Nav
Sleeping is Everything and These Quotes Agree
How to Pack Your Lunch For Optimum Weight Loss
Celebrity Fitness
These Celebs in Activewear Will Inspire You to Hit the Gym in Style
Do You Know Your True Biological Age?

Is Sparkling Water Bad For You?

The Showdown: Sparkling Water vs. Plain Water

Whether you've swapped your daily soda habit for sparkling water, or like to drink the bubbly stuff because plain H2O can be boring, you might be wondering if your still getting the same hydrating benefits of drinking still water.

Although sparkling water contains carbon dioxide (which can be acidic), it will not erode your tooth enamel. In fact, the damage is so minimal that one would have to drink massive amounts of sparkling water in order to wear away enamel faster than it's renewed. Sodas, on the other hand, contain phosphoric acid, which dissolves the calcium in tooth enamel and weakens teeth. You may have also heard that carbonated water can leach calcium out of your bones and lead to osteoporosis, but no studies have been found to back this up. Actually, drinking sparkling water may even keep calcium locked in your bones.

One thing you should be cautious of is flavoured sparkling waters. While some varieties are enhanced with natural fruit juices, others contain sugar or artificial sweeteners that could lead to unnecessary calories. Some fizzy mineral water or club soda also contains high amounts of sodium, which can contribute to high blood pressure. Be sure to look for low-sodium options, and make your own flavoured soda water at home with these detoxifying ingredient add-ins. Lastly, opting for the bubbly may lead to bloating or gas — not ideal before a workout.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb

Image Source: Shutterstock
Sleep Quotes on Instagram
Is Cashew Milk Healthier Than Almond Milk?
Taste Buddy Spoon Makes Healthy Food Taste Better
What Causes Migraines?
Are Raw Oats Safe to Eat?
Healthy Avocado Toast Recipes
Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes
Avocado Toast on Sweet Potato Bun
Study on Obesity and Liver Cancer
Change Your Body Through Diet

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds