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Soda Water is a nice, refreshing drink for diabetics, because it is totally free of carbohydrates and sugars.
Soda water, or carbonated water, is plain water to which carbon dioxide gas has been added; it is also called sparkling water by many people. It is the principal part of most “soft drinks”. Carbonic acid — soda pop — results from the process of carbonation.
Many people enjoy a simple home chemistry: using a seltzer bottle filled with water and then “charged” with carbon dioxide to produce soda water, also known as club soda. Club soda is often just the same as plain carbonated water; however, in some cases, it can have a small amount of table salts and sodium trace minerals. These additives may make the taste of home made soda water slightly salty. The naturally-occuring process in some areas produces carbonated mineral water.
Some believe that sparkling mineral water may sometimes cause a little dental decay. Potential dental problems with sparkling water are greater than normal water, but only slightly so. Sugary soft drinks cause tooth decay at a much higher rate than sparkling water. Such a low rate suggests that carbonation of drinks may not be a factor in causing dental decay.
Ground water – usually from artesian wells – can be filtered among layers of minerals containing forms of carbonates and absorb the carbon dioxide gas released by those carbonates. The resulting substance is natural sparkling water. If the water also picks up enough different minerals to become flavored, it becomes sparkling mineral water.
Soda water is not complicated; it’s just water and carbon dioxide. Sparkling mineral water seems very special, but it is just a natural product of carbonation. In 1794, a device to produce an artificial carbonated mineral water was made by a jeweler.
When several carbonated drinks were compared in a taste test, it was found that Perrier, a sparkling natural mineral water, kept its fizz the longest.
For consumers who believe seltzer to be a bit harsh, club soda offers a more gentle fizz. In one part of the taste test, club soda seemed to be milder and a little sweeter tasting than standard carbonated water.
Since club soda, sparkling mineral water, seltzer, and carbonated water have no calories, this makes them a dieter’s choice over soda pop and tonic water.
Mixing water, sugar, carbon dioxide and quinine produces a carbonated drink called tonic water. Originally, quinine was used as an additive to tonic water to help cure or prevent malaria. Mixing it with gin and lemon or lime creates a popular contemporary alcoholic drink.