Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram

The 411 on “Fizz”

by Cascade Ice on March 11, 2011

It’s common knowledge that if you want to drink healthier and manage your weight, sugary-sweet sodas and calorie-laden flavored waters are not the right thing to have in your fridge. After all, we all know what actually makes them bad for you – excess sugar, sodium, calories and carbs. But is the actual “fizz” (or carbonation, as some people like to call it) all that bad for you?

Staying hydrated is crucial to your health, and fluids can help you feel full and satisfy your thirst. In fact, some experts agree that carbonated beverages can help to make you feel fuller, longer. Plus, some people just don’t like plain water and have a hard time meeting their water consumption requirements. Substituting carbonated drinks for plain water can add a little variety, and some exciting flavor.

If you do decide to indulge in a diet soda instead, consider the impact on the number of calories in your daily intake. These empty sources of calories can quickly add up – using up your daily allowance of calories and leave you still hungry.