There is a question in everyone’s mind – which water is healthier between sparkling water or regular water? Sparkling water has zero calories, zero sugar, zero added ingredients. Several studies have shown that sparkling water hydrates you like still water. On the other hand, carbonated water is just regular water infused with bubbly carbon gas.
These bubbles sometimes make you feel fuller or give you some indigestion and that could affect how much water you drink. One sports medicine study suggested that people were less likely to hydrate after doing their exercise if they had drunk carbonated water.
However, a different study showed that kids who had taken to a home carbonation machine were better hydrated than those who didn’t. The good news is, there’s no evidence that drinking carbonated water effects on your calcium levels. However, women who drank plain carbonated water did not show any symptoms in density. But carbonated water can erode your tooth enamel because of its carbonic acid which tastes like lime, lemon and grapefruit and also contain small amounts of citric acid on top of that as well.
At the end of the day, plain sparkling water has an H2O substitute. However, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends this instead of syrupy sodas.