Sparkling water – Good or Bad for you

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Sparkling Water: Good or Bad for You?

Can sparkling water cause tooth decay and calcium loss in bones.   Absolutely not as noted by the following studies studies:

  • In a 2006 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that the intake of cola, but not of other carbonated beverages such as sparkling water, is associated with low bone mineral density in women.  This is due to imbalanced calcium-to-phosphorus ratios caused by daily consumption.
  • In a 2009 case report published in the Journal of Zhejiang University Science B states that the addition of acids and sugar in some carbonated beverages are to blame for dental erosion.   Even if sparkling water is slightly more acidic than regular water, it still doesn’t affect your teeth’s enamel.

Flavoured sparkling water should be considered potentially erosive, as it demonstrated similar or higher erosive potential than pure orange juice, according to 2007 study published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

Sparkling water may also have other health benefits, including:

  • It can relieve chronic throat clearing — In a study published in The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 72 patients with chronic throat clearing issue were advised to add ice-cold carbonated water to their regime in order to relieve their symptom. Results show that 63 percent of the patients experienced.
  • It can also help to alleviate constipation — According to a study published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, drinking carbonated water may help increase the frequency of defecation in patients suffering from constipation.
  • It can enhance patients to drink more water –  for those that like the fizziness of a drink, it can motivate them to drink more water.

Enjoy drinking your sparkling water and remember sparkling water from natural springs contain more minerals and are more tastier.

References

https://foodfacts.mercola.com/sparkling-water.html

 

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Dr James Liddell is an Integrated Healthcare Specialist (B.Pharm; M.Pharm; PhD; SAPC and PSSA registered) specialising in integrating different disciplines of healthcare to ensure holistic healthcare solutions. With 25 years experience as a Pharmacist, Dr of Nutrition and Complementary & Alternative Medicine Healthcare Practitioner, he believes lifestyle is ultimately the key to optimal health; a good nutritional foundation combined with sound emotional health are the fundamentals to what he calls ‘the optimal health zone’.

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