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FAQ - Isn't Sparkling Water bad for you?

by Gaurav Khemka on Jul 03, 2022

FAQ - Isn't Sparkling Water bad for you?

It is a very fair question to ask!

Over the years, we have associated carbonated drinks with their unhealthy counterparts on the shelves. It is only fair to assume that all carbonated drinks are unhealthy for you. However, that is not the case! 

As you may have read on our other blog, carbonation is a naturally occurring phenomenon- Polka Pop Sparkling Water has no added sugar, and has 100%

natural flavours, and has no harmful effects on your body or teeth. 

Read On for some more FAQs. 

CAN POLKA POP CAUSE TOOTH DECAY?

According to research by Dr. Linda Shaw from the University of Birmingham, dental erosion from carbonated water was still considered very low and at similar levels to what one can expect drinking non-carbonated water. [1] [2]

CAN POLKA POP CAUSE GASTRIC ISSUES?

It depends from person to person. Generally, carbonated drinks can not cause gastric problems and can aid with digestion. However, people with gastrointestinal issues should check with their physicians before consuming any carbonated beverage. 

CAN I STAY HYDRATED ON POLKA POP?

Still water and sparkling water hydrate the human body similarly. Interestingly, research published in the National Library of Medicine, USA, showed that there is not any difference in the hydration levels of the subjects who consumed still v/s sparkling water. [3]

THE VERDICT

“As far as drinking still water versus sparkling water, the bottom line is that you can drink either,” Dr. Linge says. “There is no reason tap water is not as refreshing as sparkling water or vice versa. People can feel good about drinking either.” [4]

References:
1. http://www.oocities.org/scientistconrad/Colgate_Erosion/Manuscripts/The_erosive_potential_of_flavoured_sparkling_water_drinks.pdf
2. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-2842.2001.00795.x?sid=nlm%3Apubmed
3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26702122/
4. https://rightasrain.uwmedicine.org/body/food/sparkling-water#:~:text=As%20long%20as%20there%20are,if%20you%20have%20gastrointestinal%20issues.

 

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