Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

In recent years the market for carbonated water has exploded.  New brands seem to emerging regularly; and for good reason. Carbonated water is bubbly and refreshing, and sometimes even has a hint of a fresh fruit flavor. Many choose it over soda, believing it to be a much healthier option. But, is it? Or, is carbonated water bad for you?

What Is Carbonated Water?

Quite simply, carbonated water is just water that is infused, under pressure, with carbon dioxide.  The result is a sparkling, bubbling drink. In the stores it is sold under the names of seltzer, club soda, and soda water. Some manufacturers add salt to their carbonated water and some brands even contain certain minerals. 

It is important to recognize that while some manufacturers add sugar to their product, many brands of carbonated water are sugar free.  Many mistakenly believe carbonated water is bad for their health.  However, studies have proven that carbonated water does not:

  • Impact the acidity of your body.
  • Erode the enamel of your teeth significantly more than regular water.
  • Cause bloating and gas pains

In fact, carbonated water has been shown to have a number of health benefits including:

  • Relieving stomach issues like indigestion
  • Maintaining hydration (carbonated water is equally as effective as regular water in this regard)
  • Relieving constipation
  • Helping individual feel “fuller”, thus they would eat less helping them to lose or maintain their weight

In general, if the carbonated water you are drinking does not contain sugar, it will likely not adversely affect your health.  That said, the cost of purchasing it can add up over time.  It is certainly more cost effective to drink water from your tap at home.  

And, if you leverage the benefits of a water filtration system, you can be assured that the water available to you and your family is clean and fresh, with no unpleasant odors or tastes.  When your water tastes good, your family is more likely to drink it - keeping them hydrated and healthy! Doesn’t need to be carbonated water. 

Isopure Water, a retailer of water filtration systems and their components, is proud of its extensive inventory. The company’s knowledgeable customer service representatives can help you determine the best system for your needs.  They invite you to visit their website, review all they offer, and contact them at (877) 541-6603  with any questions.