Is sparkling water healthy for you?


Sparkling water has been touted as a guilt-free healthy alternative to soda, but articles in the popular press are saying that it can rot your teeth due to the acidity – so I decided to run my own experiment testing the pH of popular flavoured and unflavoured sparkling waters.

Sparkling Water pH experiment results
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References
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808596/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2842.2001.00795.x/abstract;jsessionid=8AF9A43F9DBD31EA6A1E2A2A8AD065D0.f03t01

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-263X.2006.00784.x/abstract

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/02/the-sad-truth-about-seltzer/433947/

https://mic.com/articles/134160/science-has-bad-news-for-people-who-love-seltzer#.1Y1HT3kMi

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/ezk7yz/dont-worry-seltzer-doesnt-actually-rot-your-teeth

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-14/u-s-bottled-water-consumption-to-surpass-soda-this-year-chart

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=101.22

http://www.lacroixwater.com/nutritional-faqs/

http://polarseltzer.com/water-bubbles-great-taste/

http://www.ada.org/en/~/media/ADA/Public%20Programs/Files/JADA_The%20pH%20of%20beverages%20in%20the%20United%20States

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/does-sparkling-water-have-a-downside/

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2016/03/the-skinny-on-sparkling-water-does-it-erode-teeth.html