Should you fizzle out your obsession with seltzer?


If you don’t like to hydrate with plain old still water, you probably gravitate toward the tingly thrill of carbonated waters, like seltzer or sparkling water, especially since they don’t have sugar. Sure, a little fizz in your water makes it more fun. But have you ever wondered if that glass of carbonated or seltzer water is bad or good for you?

Carbonated water is made by dissolving carbon dioxide in water which creates carbonic acid. This chemical process simply adds bubbles (no sugar, calories, or caffeine) to your water. In contrast, club soda, mineral water and tonic water contain added sodium, vitamins, or sweeteners.

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