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    Carbonated flavored water...is it bad?

    For the longest time I drank Key Lime carbonated water made by Hannaford. I thought it was essentially the same as water, so I drank it basically all the time, and hardly ever had regular water. I know that having a lot of water while losing fat is important, so I drink this a lot because I find it tasty. I couldn't see myself drinking as much regular water due to its lack of flavor.

    This stuff has zeros all down the nutritional facts label, but on the bottom it says it contains: Carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavor, potassium benzoate, sucrulose, and acesulfame potassium.

    Does the sucrulose ruin it for me? This stuff used to be my 120 ounces of water a day. Does this NEED to change?
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    Originally Posted by Dardak View Post
    For the longest time I drank Key Lime carbonated water made by Hannaford. I thought it was essentially the same as water, so I drank it basically all the time, and hardly ever had regular water. I know that having a lot of water while losing fat is important, so I drink this a lot because I find it tasty. I couldn't see myself drinking as much regular water due to its lack of flavor.

    This stuff has zeros all down the nutritional facts label, but on the bottom it says it contains: Carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavor, potassium benzoate, sucrulose, and acesulfame potassium.

    Does the sucrulose ruin it for me? This stuff used to be my 120 ounces of water a day. Does this NEED to change?
    Normally, in moderation it's fine. But you've kicked it up a notch. Anyhow... a few things to noodle over while you sip away at your bubbly...

    A few things related to sodas, carbonation, and citric/ascorbic/phosphoric acids : http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showpo...41&postcount=5
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    The acids included in many drinks eat away enamel and make teeth more prone to cavities. The pH of regular and diet sodas ranges from 2.47-3.35. The PH in the mouth is normally about 6.2 to 7.0 slightly more acidic than water. At a PH of 5.2 to 5.5 or below the acid begins to dissolve the hard enamel of teeth. Phosphoric and citric acids contribute to the acidity of soda. Here's how some sodas compare to water as well as to battery acid.

    * The threshold pH for enamel dissolution is 5.5.

    Product Acid (Low=BAD) Sugar per 12 oz
    Pure Water 7.00 (neutral) 0.0
    Barq's 4.61 10.7 tsp.
    Diet Coke 3.39 0.0
    Mountain Dew 3.22 11.0 tsp.
    Gatorade 2.95 3.3 tsp
    Coke Classic 2.63 9.3 tsp.
    Pepsi 2.49 9.8 tsp.
    Sprite 3.42 9.0
    Diet 7-Up 3.67 0.0
    Diet Dr. Pepper 3.41 0.0
    Surge 3.02 10.0
    Gatorade 2.95 3.3
    Hawaiian Fruit Punch 2.82 10.2
    Orange Minute Maid 2.80 11.2
    Dr. Pepper 2.92 9.5
    BATTERY ACID 1.00 0.0
    Source: Minnesota Dental Association

    Mundell EJ. Popular drinks eat away at tooth enamel. HealthDay News. March 9, 2006. http://www.healthday.com/view.cfm?id=53144

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    Q | Are carbonated beverages good for bodybuilders?

    A | Carbonated beverages are often viewed as digestive aids because the gas from the carbonation causes distension of the stomach and intestines. This distension is sensed by the gastrointestinal (GI) system and causes an increase in motility--meaning the food that's in the stomach passes through the GI tract at a faster rate. This may be good for decreasing indigestion but bad for enhancing digestion and absorption of nutrients--particularly amino acids from protein.

    Carbonation may interfere with absorption because the higher acidity of such beverages inhibits normal secretion of stomach enzymes, such as proteases, which break down protein into amino acids. Carbonated beverages also may somehow force much of the food consumed to sit in the higher part of the stomach, where the enzymes are not found, preventing the normal breakdown of protein.

    If food moves more rapidly through the stomach, there is less time for enzymes to do their work. Also, if fewer enzymes are doing their work, some of the protein you've eaten may not get properly digested.

    Another problem with drinking a carbonated beverage during a meal is that you may feel less satiated afterward. This was discovered in a study of patients with indigestion and constipation. Carbonated water taken with meals reduced the study subjects' indigestion and constipation, but they were less satiated than when they drank plain water with food.
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    me PERSONALLY. i cut 10lbs once and drank diet soda ( carbonated water) all the time and drank on the weekends.
    The things posted on this site are generally opinions from experience, only a fool would take it as fact!
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