No matter if your goal is weight loss or maintenance, the right beverages can make or break your success. Sparkling water has long been touted as an effective solution, offering similar flavor and texture as soda but with significantly fewer calories. But is it as beneficial?
Johns Hopkins University reports that drinking seltzer water won’t hinder weight loss and is better for your bones and teeth than soda, though carbonated drinks could contain gasses which cause bloating and discomfort while trying to shed those extra pounds.
Seltzer water stands out from traditional, flat drinking water by being artificially carbonated and filled with bubbly carbonation bubbles. While different varieties exist, most have a light flavor and some come fortified with beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium for extra health benefits. Other carbonated drinks like club soda or tonic water should not be considered options when trying to lose weight as these often contain quinine (which gives their bitter flavor), or sugars or high-fructose corn syrup – neither of which should be beneficial when trying to achieve weight loss.