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Seltzer, sparkling water, club soda — are they as healthy as we think?

MILWAUKEE -- Seltzer, sparkling water, club soda -- what's what, and are they as healthy as we think? Our registered dietitian Lisa Grudzielanek with Your Tasty Life joins Real Milwaukee with what the fizz is all about.

  • Carbonated (fizzy) water contributes to your daily fluid needs.
  • There`s no good evidence that carbonated water alone harms your bones.
  • Flavoring agents make carbonated water significantly more acidic.
  • Sodas have a pH level as low as 2! This very acidic and can erode teeth.
  • Sparkling Mineral Water, is bottled at the source and has naturally occurring minerals and carbonation.
  • Seltzer, which is also called sparkling water, is carbonated artificially, and has bigger, sharper bubbles.
  • Club Soda is essentially the same as seltzer with a few additions like salt and potassium that give club soda its salty, mineral taste.