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jazer80
12-20-2005, 04:25 PM
would it make a difference if you swapped out all of your water for carbonated water, like perrier?

as far as i can find, it seems like it is still just water that has carbon dioxide infused into it, which seems to be nutritionally inert. is this more acidic now, and worse?

Adam
12-20-2005, 05:25 PM
Should be identical.
Main ingrediant in carbonated water - 99.9999999999999999999% Water

I'm not sure about the acidity or whatever but I can't see how tthat would be a problem.

jazer80
12-20-2005, 05:31 PM
i read in another thread concerning carbonation here that the increased acidity would be bad for your teeth. they were referring to diet soda tho, and i wasn't sure if they meant the carbonation or the other stuff that makes it different than water.

so is carbon dioxide nutritionally inert? just being 99.99% water doesn't mean it's good, it depends what the other .001% is.

Optimum08
12-20-2005, 06:02 PM
i would think CO2 would be nutritionally inert...i mean what else could it rationally be?

spencerjrus
12-20-2005, 06:04 PM
No difference. Carbonation is irrelevant from a nutritional standpoint.

Jorge Sanchez
12-20-2005, 11:00 PM
I didn't realize people actually preferred carbonated water to good ole' H2O. To each his own I suppose.

thajeepster
12-21-2005, 05:48 AM
the only difference i can think of is in your wallet.

and probably in your teeth.

I drink alot of flavored sparkling water. Im addicted to it, i guess its better than soda.

jazer80
12-22-2005, 07:46 PM
in what way would it effect your teeth?

tigo
12-23-2005, 01:57 AM
acidity can wear down your teeth

ever seen a seashell put into a container full of acid?

same thing, jsut on a smaller and less extreme scenario

jazer80
12-23-2005, 02:57 PM
so carbonation makes water more acidic? is there a way of knowing how much more? damn, i thought diet soda was cul to have as much as i wanted...

shootermcgavin7
12-23-2005, 06:34 PM
I didn't realize people actually preferred carbonated water to good ole' H2O.


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hngacurv
12-25-2005, 12:34 PM
i read in another thread concerning carbonation here that the increased acidity would be bad for your teeth. they were referring to diet soda tho, and i wasn't sure if they meant the carbonation or the other stuff that makes it different than water.

so is carbon dioxide nutritionally inert? just being 99.99% water doesn't mean it's good, it depends what the other .001% is.
In sodas the acidity comes from phosphoric acid, not carbon dioxide. Your body doesn't run on CO2 so ingesting it means your body has to rid itself of it. This means that H2O > Carbonated water.

Clifford Gillmore
12-25-2005, 05:25 PM
After a gallon or two of carbonated water, I could only think I'd feel a little gassy.

HILL
12-26-2005, 03:14 AM
nutritional wise nothing i imagine and i think the effect the co2 would have on your teeth would be very very little. If you like carbonated water you can buy machines that carbonate it for you and come with syrups to make your own fizzy drinks.