10 things you need to know about seltzer water: the fizzy, refreshing drink everyone loves!

9) What Is Diet Versus Regular?

When we say diet soda, what we mean is a carbonated beverage that is artificially sweetened with low-calorie and/or no-calorie sweeteners. Regular soda contains added sugar or high fructose corn syrup and various additives. In general, if you’re watching your weight or keeping calories in check, regular sodas are not your friend. Diet sodas have been found to help with weight loss, lower blood pressure and decrease risk of heart disease.

10) Does it Help with Weight Loss?

All that bubbly carbonation might give you a little boost of energy, but it also means tons of extra calories. Per can or bottle of carbonated water, expect 120-150 calories and 15-35 grams of sugar—the equivalent of one or two 12-ounce cans of soda. In fact, even though most zero calorie waters are sweetened with fruit juice and natural flavorings, they still have plenty of carbs.

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