Is the carbonation in seltzer water bad for your health? In a simple word – no. It is the addition of sugar flavors and other additive that are bad for your health. Plain water with CO2 added is not bad for your health.
There are many articles on the internet that say that CO2 in seltzer or soda water depletes the body calcium levels leading to fragile bones and in the elderly osteoporosis. But calcium is the easiest mineral to replace in your body. Calcium can be replaced by drinking more milk, taking calcium supplements or eating more foods that are rich in calcium. It is an easy mineral to replace.
But not drinking enough water has been proven to be worse on your health. Your body being dehydrated has been shown to be worse on your body as it affects every body organ. If you live for years without drinking enough water, your body will begin to show more and more serious problems. Some studies have shown that most of the aches and pains of the elderly are caused by the body having being depleted of water for years and years. Many people live in a permanent state of dehydration which is much worse than the amount of calcium that carbonation might or might not deplete from your body by drinking too much carbonated water.
The safest way to add CO2 to your water is to buy many of the home devices that add carbonation. It is extremely hard to verify exactly what is added to soda or seltzer water in bottling plants but by doing it yourself you know exactly what is in your soda water. There are many devices on the market for making your own carbonated water as well as online.
There are also many flavors that you can buy to add to your soda water. You can also add pieces of fruit and slices of fruit for flavor which is even better for your family.
You can use all types of berries, pieces of oranges, bits of strawberries and the combinations just go on and on. There are also almost limitless ways to serve flavored seltzer water – poured over ice cubes, small bits of fruits, in tall glasses or in plastic bottles for the kids. You can crush up the flavored water with ice in a blender and make a cool, refreshing slushy type drink which is especially delicious on a hot or humid day when the kids love to run and play in the back yards.
This all fits in with the new trend for healthier lifestyles. And a big part of the fitness trend is drinking plenty of water everyday. It is requirement that for optimum health, a person should drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of fluid per day and more if you are especially active.
Did you know that Sweden has been the leading innovator of flavored carbonated water?
For the last 6 years, with a world market share of 2/3rds and increasing?
More and more people are turning to flavored carbonated water due to its amazing refreshing taste and huge health benefits as is has no added sugar, colors, preservatives, sweeteners, fruit concentrate or calories. Some of the many great fruit flavors that can be purchased include black currant, apple, lemon and blueberry and many more.
And for the first time ever, owners of home carbonating machines have quick and easy access
to a huge variety of 25 Aromhuset flavors which is currently only being offered worldwide by