Seltzer Water - Photo 162

Old Familiar Memories - Photo 162

Seltzer Water

Whether homemade or store-bought, soda water may be identical to plain carbonated water or it may contain a small amount of table salt, sodium citrate, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, potassium sulfate, or disodium phosphate, depending on the bottler. These additives are included to emulate the slightly salty taste of store-bought soda water.

A 2004 article in the Journal of Nutrition found that fizzy waters with higher sodium levels reduced cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular problems in postmenopausal women. Carbonated water may increase irritable bowel syndrome symptoms of bloating and gas due to the release of carbon dioxide in the digestive tract. Similar to carbonated soft drinks, the pH of flavored carbonated water lies close to 3.0 (acidic) and as such may lead to erosion of tooth enamel.

Seltzer Water
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