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    Sat, May 2, 2009

    Drinking Water

    I find sparkling water – either LOW SODIUM club soda or Perrier to be one of the best ways to get myself back on track for drinking water through out the day.

    After awhile I can wean myself off, but at first if I've slid out of the habit – the bubbles really help.

    With some squeezed lemon, and a little cold filtered water, it's good enough to drink!

    So I thought you might be interested in this article, it has quite a few facts about sparkling or soda water that I didn't know about.


    SODA WATER – ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE…

    Soda water, also referred to as sparkling water, and is plain water with carbon dioxide gas added — it has been "carbonated.". It is the most dominant ingredient of most "soft drinks.". Soda pop, loved my many, is basically carbonic acid — the product of carbonation.

    By using a seltzer bottle filled with water and then “charged” with carbon dioxide, soda water (club soda) was produced in the past in the home. Club soda may be the same as plain carbonate water but it can have a small amount of table salts, and sodium trace minerals. Such additives could possibly make the taste of home made soda water slightly salty. This process, occuring naturally in some areas, produces carbonated mineral water.

    Sparkling mineral water may sometimes cause a little dental decay. The potential problem of sparkling water is slightly greater than "still" water, but the problem remains low. Regular soft drinks cause tooth decay at a rate much higher than sparkling water. The rate is so low it suggests that carbonation may not be a factor in causing dental decay.

    Artesian wells are often the source for water that filters among layers of minerals containing forms of carbonates, absorbing the carbon dioxide gas released by those carbonates. This produces natural sparkling water. Shoud the water also pick up enough different minerals to become flavored, it becomes sparkling mineral water.

    In its basic construction, soda water is just water and carbon dioxide. A naturally-occuring product of carbonation is sparkling mineral water. A jeweler, in 1794, made a device to produce an artificial carbonated mineral water.

    A taste test was conducted involving several carbonated drinks; Perrier, a sparkling natural mineral water, was deemed to keep its fizz the longest.

    The gentle fizz of club soda may be a welcome alternative for consumers who feel seltzer to be a bit harsh. As part of the tasting test, club soda seemed to be milder and a little sweeter tasting than standard carbonated water.

    Having zero calories, club soda, sparkling mineral water, seltzer, and carbonated water are a dieter’s choice over soda pop and tonic water. Not even if flavored at home with flavor for carbonated water.

    Tonic water is a type of carbonate drink containing water, sugar, carbon dioxide and quinine. Quinine's first use in tonic water was as an additive to help cure or prevent malaria. Today it is often mixed with gin and lemon or lime to create an alcoholic drink.

    These facts and names are just a few of the ways we refer to soda water.


    A FEW MORE TIDBITS ON THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER FOR HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS

    Wondering why you should be drinking more water, sparkling or otherwise. Here are a few sites with additional info. The why always makes the doing easier. I'm going to get myself a drink now!

    The Liver and Natural Weight Loss | SNAP WEIGHT LOSS

    Although most people know that they can’t live without the liver, few are aware of the important role that this organ plays in weight loss…

    Day 9 | Weight Loss Journals – petecohen.tv – Journal Entries from …

    Well thank you all for the support and hints you have given me to help me to drink more water. I especially like the idea of making it special – a 'moment' as we call them in our family…

    Healthy Weight Loss Advice – The Importance of Water

    So, to achieve the desirable healthy weight loss results you are seeking, you simply must drink more pure water and the right kind of pure water. We say pure because most of our available tap water isn't so great…


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