Carbonated water seltzer and teeth

For all the unhealthy issues thrown at the soda industry and USA consumption, now seltzer may be considered a variable promoting tooth enamel erosion.

Seltzer is water that goes through a triple filtration process and then adds carbonation for those bubbles. Like water, 0 calories and 0 sugars or non-sugars. That’s what makes it seltzer or carbonated water.

Doctors and nutritionists will then discuss research claims that seltzer upsets calcium absorption, destroys tooth enamel, and contributes to weight gain.

While soda manufacturers do manufacture and sell seltzer, some are behind the small, ineffective studies that might claim that seltzer is healthy or unhealthy for this, that, and those. In one study, comparing seltzer against water consumption for a 15 day period. Those who drank carbonated water had significant improvements in digestive symptoms, constipation and gallbladder emptying, Carbonated water has benefits for digestion. It may improve swallowing, increase feelings of fullness and reduce constipation.

What revelations! For over 100 years, seltzer has been used as a health-promoting media (along with Aspirin) in Bromo Seltzer and Alka Seltzer.

Now HESCA (Health Smart Choice Advocates) concludes (October 2017) that, “Based on a number of different research studies on different kinds of water, seltzer water does have a variety of different great benefits that people should take advantage of.”

The core idea is hydration is a health necessity. Water accounts for 60 percent of your body and feeds each cell throughout your physiological system. It helps improve cardiovascular health, hypertension, and more. Water is an active agent:

1) Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
2) Promotes Weight Loss
3) Flushes Out Toxins
4) Improves Skin Complexion
5) Maintains Regularity
6) Boosts Immune System
7) Natural Headache Remedy
8) Prevents Cramps & Sprains

The only thing I can state is that uncarbonated water is in the state that your body uses. Carbonated water has to go through a digestive process. Either will hydrate. Generally, that process filters out the carbolic acid and carbon to convert it to water.

Perhaps the error from most is that any liquid is a substitute for water. That’s the water in coffee, milk, or juice. That really isn’t the case. That is why water and seltzer are necessary for promoting health. Something to sing about!

When it comes to fake research, the media will jump on any tiny study. Then rumors spread. Whether still or carbonated, seltzer and water are almost clones. Still water moves more rapidly when you are dehydrated.

If your active, still water is a better thirst quencher than seltzer. When you aren’t, seltzer is a great alternate beverage.

As far as eroding tooth enamel, there are many foods and drinks that may do that. Try cans of Pepsi or Coke – with either sugar or sucralose. Sucralose has chlorine in its formula.

When zero is not dietary 0

A zero is a number not a letter. Some people find this confusing. It seems like an odd conception prone to error. In trying to map a healthy lifestyle, there are many zeros. We perceive they mean the same. They don’t. For example, there is a mathematical zero – pure in essence. Then there is a dietary 0 that may not be pure at all. Dietary 0 may actually be harmful.

Zero, specifically the number 0. is a primal state. Whether divided by, added to, subtracted from, or multiplied with zero, Thee answer is always 0. What isn’t xero is dietary 0. Dietary 0 hardly ever compares with numeric 0. Dietary 0 is often a much larger number.

I asked several managers. All indicated staff were all vegans. If one was not s/he had to eat off premises. The chances of polluting a vegan dining area was zero. Is it a dietary 0? As long as it’s not mixed with the food is the general wisdom

According to FDA guidelines, “”>any food Less than 0.5 g per RACC and per labeled serving (or for meals and main dishes, less than 0.5 g per labeled serving) is considered dietary 0.

Of course, key phrase is per serving. Servings are noted on FDA dietary nutrition labels that are usually found on all packaged foods. Eating multiple servings change dietary 0 to higher numbers and values. What may seem to have 0 fat per serving may add up to a few grams of fat.

It is easy. Suppose you make a sandwich using fat-free dairy or soy cheese. One slice is a serving. A sandwich with 4 slices delivers about 2 grams of fat from fat-free cheese.

In my article on artificial sweeteners, 0 calories isn’t necessarily calories. Calories relate to sugars and starches. Artificial sweeteners are not considered as calories. They may raise blood sugar levels. They may also be seen as “sugar” by body sensors. This triggers insulin flow. Because artificial sweeteners aren’t included as calories, they also may not be truly dietary 0.

Drinking water is dietary zero. Clear sport drinks and diet drinks are likely not to be dietary 0. They may contain artificial sweeteners, They may actually work against the hydrating properties of pure water or sparkling water or seltzer.

Dietary 0 is deceptive with fat and cholesterol. Finding low fat and low cholesterol foods have quantifiable statistics. Understand that meat, fish, cheeses have high fats and cholesterol values. Any product that has these is not dietary 0 as far as fat free or cholesterol free.

Foods such as fruits and vegetables deliver dietary 0 fat but have sugars and starches that add calories. Unused calories are metabolized as fat.

Some fruits and vegetables are made into oils that may be fatty but claim to be healthier fat distributions. Yet total fat may be high @ 22% RDA per serving.

Considering food products that are fat-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, and calorie-free are not innocuous invitations to indulge on eating sprees.

Sometimes freedom (especially dietary freedom) may be littered with deceptions and obstacles. Understanding your dietary needs and servings, like freedom, are drenched with responsibilities. There are no zeros or free passes. Dietary 0 is a marketing ploy to appeal to simplicity. The art and science of eating right and right for you and your health.

Hire a competent nutritionist as your guide. Micromanage your lifestyles from how and what you eat, your activities, and needs. Avoid dietary 0 foods. Dietary 0 is often the direct opposition of what mathematical zero is meant to be. Dietary 0 is far worse than 0.