What Are the Benefits of Sparkling Water?

Sparkling water glass

18 Jan 2017

Category: Educational

Find yourself reaching for a soft drink too often? Perhaps it’s time to try sparkling water! The effervescent nature of sparkling water makes your drink a refreshing beverage, with a number of benefits.  When you find out the benefits of sparkling water, you may want to switch from still to sparkling for good.

Hydrates your body

Some express concern over how well sparkling water hydrates your body in comparison to regular water. However, there is no evidence to show the difference in hydration levels between these two beverages. The most important thing is to drink between 2-4 litres a day to prevent dehydration, especially for those drinking a daily dosage of 500mg of caffeine or more.

Relives indigestion

According to a 2002 study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, indigestion is described as a variety of symptoms that occur in the upper abdominal area, including nausea or bloating. If you are suffering from nausea or indigestion, sparkling water can help relieve stomach issues as it facilitates gastric and gallbladder emptying.

Treats constipation

For those suffering constipation, you need to up your intake of food high in fibre. A key component in feeling better is increasing your intake of fluids. Drinking sparkling water will improve the process of the fibre within your gut.

Lowers blood pressure

Due to the high levels of magnesium within sparkling water, it is ideal for lowering blood pressure. If high blood pressure is left untreated it can lead to serious health conditions including kidney failure, stroke, and heart attack.

In conclusion, as well as the multiple health benefits of sparkling water, it is far more exciting than plain old still water! You can jazz up your beverage with a spritz of lemon or lime, and if that is not quite enough, mix in a little orange or cranberry juice for a little sweetness kick.