Thanks to the Huffington Post, we can clear up some myths.
Myth 1 – sparkling water destroys tooth enamel
Good news – you don’t have to throw away your SodaStream! According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, the pH level of sparkling water is not low enough to erode tooth enamel. While fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are known for being bad for oral health, sparkling water is a refreshing alternative.
Myth 2 – Sparkling water sucks calcium from bones, potentially causing osteoporosis
In one study, researchers had one group of subjects drink 1 litre of carbonated water a day, and another group drink 1 litre of still water a day for 8 weeks. No difference in bone density was detected.
Myth 3 – Sparkling water is not as hydrating as regular water
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared still water, sparkling water, and other popular drinks including Coca Cola and coffee – finding that there was no difference between them in terms of hydration.
However, you should choose still over sparkling when you’re exercising, as the carbonation can cause a build-up of gas, leading to bloating and discomfort.
Sydney-based Hannah Oakshott is a tea-obsessed pop culture enthusiast who can usually be found showing people pictures of her two miniature schnauzers or baking sweet, lemony food. Hannah is on Instagram @hannah.mareeee