View Larger Image Getting fizzy with it The lovely waiter offers you still or sparkling…what do you choose? Carbonated water (soda or mineral water) is water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under pressure. It cops a bit of heat with concerns about reducing bone mineral density and causing tooth decay… What’s the real 411 on the fizz? Plain, carbonated water with no added sugar or citric acid does not cause tooth decay. Any natural acidity is quickly neutralised by saliva. The American Dental Association confirms it. Carbonated drinks don’t increase calcium loss in the bones. A study of 2500 people confirms it. The exception: cola, due to the added phosphorus which increases calcium loss. Some studies show you’ll eat up to 10% less if you fill your tum with a glass of soda right before a meal. Our tips Keep it simple with soda or mineral water and flavour with cucumber, ginger, lemongrass, herbs, fresh fruit (try mandarin peel 👌🏾). Go easy on citric acids if you’re concerned about your teeth. T A I L O R Y O U R P L A T E | B U I L D Y O U R B E S T Y O U Lauren Atkins Accredited Practising Dietitian References https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/the-truth-about-sparkling-water-and-your-teeth Make An Enquiry We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions at all, then please reach out! BOOK AN APPOINTMENT By Lauren Atkins|2019-01-08T23:30:47+00:00January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: Lauren Atkins Related Posts Best for the Breast Gallery Best for the Breast Mediterranean Diet and Cancer Gallery Mediterranean Diet and Cancer Eat or drink your greens? Gallery Eat or drink your greens? Body Image: how to love the skin you’re in! Gallery Body Image: how to love the skin you’re in! It’s a miracle! Can this fruit really change our taste? Gallery It’s a miracle! Can this fruit really change our taste? Leave A Comment Cancel reply Recipe Rating Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.