Hello, you San Pellegrino guzzling reader, you.
“It’s bad for your teeth,” your girlfriends say as you sit there guiltily with your glorified H20. “It messes with your tummy and the alignment of the stars!”
Well, it’s time to clear up these rumours once and for all, Fizzy Fiends. Let’s get the facts straight, so you fancy, cafe-cool slickers can sip in silence.
First of all, the belly stuff.
No, carbonated water is not detrimental to your digestive tract, anti-diet dietitian Christy Harrison told Refinery29.
“Carbonated water may have a beneficial effect on your stomach,” Harrison said, citing that a small study found that drinking sparkling water alleviated persistent indigestion and constipation issues.
While some people may experience gas or a stomach ache, this is very rare. Ultimately, Harrison advises to “trust your body” and do what feels right for you.