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I was wondering is carbonated water ok when on a diet?

I was wondering is carbonated water ok when on a diet?

Yes: Carbonated water is Ok when on a diet, but like anything- everything in moderation. Don't over do it. The only issues with guzzling sparkling waters are that "some people get gas and burp, especially when they drink it fast, ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Why should you avoid carbonated beverages? Does this include carbonated water?

Why should you avoid carbonated beverages? Does this include carbonated water?

Depends: Two biggest reasons are to 1) avoid tooth decay from the carbonic acid (as c02 dissociates into beverage), and 2) avoid empty calories, if you beverages are sugar-sweetened (other than the carbonated water, if plain soda-water). Can talk w/your dentist or regular dr, depending on which concern greater. ...Read more

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I seem to have some difficulty drinking plain water that's still but not plain carbonated water. Is this anything I should be concerned about?

I seem to have some difficulty drinking plain water that's still but not plain carbonated water. Is this anything I should be concerned about?

As long as you are: Not choking or have a medical condition that has not been discussed w/doc all seems well. It's convenient to be able to drink water so you can begin by adding 10% plain water to carbonated water for a few days, then 20%, etc. You can also put lemon or lime in un-carbonated water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is carbonated water bad for health?

Is carbonated water bad for health?

Carbonated Water: Nope. Many populations around the world drink water with gas or 'bubbles'. Carbonated water is just fine. ...Read more

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Hate h2o use flavored water with zero everything. Iknow h20 is best, but is this flav carbonated water. You agree its ok?

Hate h2o use flavored water with zero everything. Iknow h20 is best, but is this flav carbonated water. You agree its ok?

Bottled water: This bottled flavored water is safe. Read ingredients. Try filtered water with lemon extract or an ounce of V8 FUSION (excellent natural juice). ...Read more

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I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

I stopped drink soda and started drinking flavored water, but the flavored water is carbonated water! Is carbonated water bad for you?

Carbonation OK: Carbonation in reasonable quantities is not known to cause disease. It is wise to be aware of what else is in what you are drinking. Recommend looking at the ingredient list and the nutrition label. ...Read more

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Why does regular water not quench my thirst but the carbonated water we make (from tap water) does?

Why does regular water not quench my thirst but the carbonated water we make (from tap water) does?

Placebo: There is no difference. The regular water is boring, while or seltzer water you put some effort and feel as a more satisfying alternative. The fact is that both are equally good for you.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does carbonated water make you fat? Some people say it prevents the body from burning fat? Is any of this true?

Does carbonated water make you fat? Some people say it prevents the body from burning fat? Is any of this true?

Only if sugar water: Water is calorie-free, so adding calorie-free gas does not make fizzy water fattening, nor alter how your body metabolizes dietary fats. You're getting bad advice! ...Read more

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Does carbonated water help to dissolve intestinal blockage?

Does carbonated water help to dissolve intestinal blockage?

NO: Gi system is not a plumbing system to pour draino and clear blockage, need sophisticated tests to determine the cause in order to cure. Carbonated wanter will help the flatulency in few but will not help ' to dissolve intestinal blockage ' ...Read more

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Can drinking carbonated water cause elevated CO2 in the blood? Elevated (31 to 33) levels for several months.

Can drinking carbonated water cause elevated CO2 in the blood? Elevated (31 to 33) levels for several months.

Not from soda: Drinking carbonated beverages does not raise CO2 in blood.
Elevated levels of CO2 indicate other metabolic problems. It may also be that a particular individual has a different "set point" but this would be a diagnosis that should come only after careful medical consultation. ...Read more

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Does carbonated water cause joint pain?

Does carbonated water cause joint pain?

See below: Sugary carbonated drinks have been linked to gout attacks in women. ...Read more

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Can carbonated water no sugar cause tooth decay?

Can carbonated water no sugar cause tooth decay?

Bacteria: Bacteria causes tooth decay. Carbonated water is slightly acidic, enhancing the decay process. ...Read more

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Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Yes: Much better than sodas. Plain water is good too, and does not pollute the earth with more plastic bottles. Drinks with high sugar content such as juices or sodas will raise your blood sugar too quickly, then drop just as quickly.
Watch out for artificially sweetened beverages. There are health risks associated with many of the synthetic sweeteners. ...Read more

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Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Does drinking carbonated water cause kidney stones and if not is there any difference in the benefit of drinking water between flat vs seletzer water?

Minerals, hydration: Ample hydration is best prevention, whether still or sprkling water. Seltzer os carbonated watsr, no minerals. Mineral water (fizzy or not) has extra minerals that may or may not affect stone formation. Club soda is seltzer with extra bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Effects may vary with thpe lf stone. Generally bubbles dontmatterr ...Read more

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Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?

Is it true that brushing your teeth with carbonated water could be a good way to avoid hepatitis a?

Tap water has HepA?: If a person, especially in developing countries, thinks the tap water or well water is contaminated, then using bottled mineral water is safer. One can also boil water daily, and use it for drinking and brushing teeth. Of course, one can catch hepa from contaminated undercooked or uncooked foods, plus from touching contaminated surfaces and then accidentally transferring virus from hands to mouth. ...Read more

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Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Been prescribed calcium carbonate for osteoporosis - heard this isn't the best absorbed - what is? I'm on two 600mg split doses.

Calcium: You can take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Make sure and follow the directions on the bottle as to whether or not to take it with food. Natural calcium is even more important than supplements however. ...Read more

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What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate for osteoporosis?

What are the pros and cons of calcium citrate vs. Calcium carbonate for osteoporosis?

Absorption: Citrate is a little easier to absorb and more calcium dense. Both work if you take enough, take them properly, and make sure you get in at least 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. If you truly have osteoporosis, your doctor may want you to take additional medication as well. ...Read more

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How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?

About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate is relatively poorly absorbed; citrate is much better. Mag glycinate is well-absorbed. Most adults need 5000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels. I advise adding vit k to your regime-see http://bit. Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit. Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more

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I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

I read of many health benefits taking water with lemon juice and a spoon of apple cider vinegar before meal. But is this bad for bones (osteoporosis)?

Osteoporosis: No those items are not bad for your bones.
You are still young to have osteoporosis. If you have it, are you being treated for osteoporosis? I don't see any osteoporosis meds on your medication list! ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking sparkling (carbonated) mineral water will lower your magnesium levels, and if so, why? Thank you.

Not true: There is absolutely no evidence that carbonated mineral water lowers levels of magnesium or other minerals. See http://tinyurl. Com/kojkd24
Soft drinks are acidifying and can leach calcium but not carbonated mineral water, in fact they offer varying amounts of magnesium and choosing a brand relatively high in magnesium will increase your levels- see http://tinyurl. Com/mk4ccxw ...Read more

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Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Does diluting alcohol with water slow the absorption into the bloodstream? Do carbonated beverages quicken the effects of alcohol?

Yes and yes: Diluting it makes it take longer to get drunk and gives the kidneys more to flush out the alcohol with.
Carbonated beverages get people drunk faster ...Read more

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I've tried everything; exercise, eating healthy, even banning carbonated drinks from my diet and only drinking water. Why am I not losing any weight?

I've tried everything; exercise, eating healthy, even banning carbonated drinks from my diet and only drinking water. Why am I not losing any weight?

Watch calorie count: You need to monitor how much carbohydrate you are taking in and also measure your total caloric intake. If you are truly reducing your intake and exercising then you may want to have your thyroid gland evaluated. ...Read more