Seltzer is a healthier choice over soda, but beware

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We all know that we should be drinking half of our body weight in ounces of water each day to stay hydrated for our health, but man, after that third or fourth glass it can get really boring, right?

So many of us have turned to seltzer water to spice things up, plus, with so many options in flavors these days in addition to zero calories, sugar and sodium, it seems like a very healthy choice, but is it?

Well, there is no doubt that seltzer is absolutely healthier for you than those sugar-packed or chemically-enhanced sodas, but new reports are shedding light on something to be aware of if you’re drinking the bubbly everyday.

It turns out drinking a large amount of seltzer over time could cause tooth erosion.  Of course, choosing seltzer over soda is always better especially because it’s sugar-free, but it’s important to be aware of the carbonic acid contained in the bubbly drink that can gradually wear away your tooth enamel.

Another potential issue with drinking seltzer too often is the negative impact it can have on our stomachs and bones.  Seltzer can cause serious bloating, gas and acid reflux if consumed too often or with already-gassy foods.  Seltzer can also potentially lower calcium levels in your bones, but again this is if you’re drinking it everyday.

So the moral of the story here is always choose seltzer over soda, but as with everything in life, be aware and keep it in moderation because nothing in excess is truly good for us.

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