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Carbonated mineral water

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 08, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Is drinking carbonated water detrimental to health? It seems like it would be a great, refreshing alternative to regular drinking water, but I'm inclined to think that our bodies did not evolve around it at all. Thoughts?

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on August 04, 2012
at 06:57 PM

I have been concerned about my body's ph balance as I love club soda. Some say that the carbonation can cause your ph to be out of whack and may therefore cause calcium to be leached from your bones. I'm glad to hear this isn't well supported by science, so I will read on.

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on November 01, 2010
at 12:58 PM

The acid/base theory is not well supported by science. http://paleohacks.com/questions/1368/is-the-acid-base-balance-theory-important#axzz142Dgfdmq Even if true, cutting out refined flour/sugar cuts the acid load significantly. If you are worried about it - eat more veggies.

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on October 12, 2010
at 01:48 PM

Word...totally agree

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on October 09, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Carbonated beverages and pizza are a match made in...somewhere.

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on October 08, 2010
at 03:52 PM

I've wondered about this too. We have a Soda Stream machine, which carbonates water by infusing it with co2. We don't put anything wonky in the carbonated water - usually just lime juice and a few drops of stevia - but is there anything wrong with the co2 component?

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on October 08, 2010
at 04:19 PM

I looked into this, cause I drink a lot of diet soda. Carbonated water can increase levels of carbon dioxide in the blood (slightly). It is apparently not a problem since the excess is easily expelled via the lungs/respiratory system.

As an aside, my blood tests came back and my CO2 levels are just slighty (1 point) below normal. So I say "Drink up!"

And mineral water is a great and natural way to get minerals.

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on October 09, 2010
at 04:01 AM

I don't know about anyone else, but I drank some carbonated water once (after having given up soda entirely for several months) and found that it made me ravenous! I'm pretty sure that's just a conditioned response to having sodas with junk food for so many years.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on October 09, 2010
at 04:13 AM

Carbonated beverages and pizza are a match made in...somewhere.

5cc9908801b79ff820bbc1eb7ac01b8f

on October 12, 2010
at 01:48 PM

Word...totally agree

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on October 08, 2010
at 11:10 AM

I don't know why it would be bad from a scientific standpoint, but I love my Soda Stream. It makes carbonated water for you at home. I then add a little Apple Cider Vinegar or Kombuchua tea. I think that if you aren't a big water drinker and this helps, how can it hurt as long as it doesn't have bad ingredients in it.

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on October 30, 2010
at 04:37 PM

Carbonating water forms carbonic acid and some paleo enthusiasts say acidic foods are bad.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on November 01, 2010
at 12:58 PM

The acid/base theory is not well supported by science. http://paleohacks.com/questions/1368/is-the-acid-base-balance-theory-important#axzz142Dgfdmq Even if true, cutting out refined flour/sugar cuts the acid load significantly. If you are worried about it - eat more veggies.

3ba7a9972345a27c04d593949ae88df5

(20)

on August 04, 2012
at 06:57 PM

I have been concerned about my body's ph balance as I love club soda. Some say that the carbonation can cause your ph to be out of whack and may therefore cause calcium to be leached from your bones. I'm glad to hear this isn't well supported by science, so I will read on.

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on October 09, 2010
at 01:45 AM

Mineral water , eh ? I have long been under the impression that ALL water is mineralized by nature UNLESS someone distills it. yuk

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