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Is sparkling water good for you?

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Sparkling water without any additives is water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it, and it provides the same health benefits as regular water. It can be unhealthy if the sparkling water contains sodium or sugar. There is a small chance of stomach issues due to the extra air.

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The bubbles in sparkling water can cause a feeling of fullness, making it a poor choice after a workout when fluids are needed. The health concerns often associated with sparkling water, such as leeching calcium from the bones, causing kidney stones, and stripping enamel from the teeth, are not supported by research.

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