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7/2/13 2:48 P

For me seltzer water anytime.. Some flavored waters have a lot of sugar.

TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
7/2/13 12:40 P

I love seltzer...Polar is my favorite brand and I do count it as water on my tracker.



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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/2/13 9:12 A

In the end it is still water. We get fluids from tea, coffee, etc, and it all counts. Even if we put stuff in the water, it counts as water. Of course if it has caffeine, we may have to drink more, because of the diuretic effect, but 8 glasses is just the minimum anyways. Drink 12 glasses if you want, and you won't have to worry about hydration.

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7/2/13 8:47 A

berry4: thanks for the article!

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7/1/13 11:48 P

Here's a link addressing the health question:
nutritiondiva.quickanddirtytips.com/is-car
bonation-bad-for-you.aspx


The conclusion from this source:
"To sum up, although soda and other carbonated beverages have been associated with negative effects, carbonation is NOT harmful in and of itself. Drinking carbonated water offers the same benefits as drinking plain water. It keeps you hydrated, which (among other things) helps prevent constipation. Drinking water can reduce your appetite and help you eat less at meals. And depending on the source of the water, it may contain minerals that help strengthen your bones and teeth."
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And personally speaking, it was a great way for me to wean myself off of soda in general + get adequate amounts of water intake in a given day! (I loved the COLD fizzy sense in my mouth.)
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LGREGG07 SparkPoints: (29,622)
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7/1/13 2:00 P

One of the reasons I wasn't sure to track it was because of the carbonation and I wasn't 100% sure if it was really hydrating me (like regular water does).

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7/1/13 1:24 P

I absolutely count them--the ones I drink are just carbonated water and so-called "natural" flavors. No sugar or other sweetener added and therefore no calories. The point of tracking water is to make sure you are adequately hydrated, and seltzer hydrates you.

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7/1/13 11:53 A

thank you so much for your replies!

I'll try adding fruit slices to my water instead (and maybe have one bottle of Clear as a treat once a week or something). Plain water just gets so boring after a while!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,663
7/1/13 11:53 A

most of the flavored seltzers do not have artificial sweeteners, which is what I'm trying to avoid in diet sodas. and yes I think you can count them as water.

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7/1/13 11:51 A

Yes, I would count it as water.

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7/1/13 11:41 A

Personally I consider carbonated flavored "waters" basically clear diet soda. Comparing the ingredients they are pretty identical.

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7/1/13 11:09 A

Depends on your preference really. I tend to count anything that doesn't have calories and is a liquid as water. I don't drink soda so for me this means: water (sometimes with lemon or orange slices), coffee, and tea. If I add sugar or creamer to the tea or coffee, I track that.

Edited by: LEC358 at: 7/1/2013 (11:09)
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7/1/13 11:05 A

Does flavored waters or seltzer water count as a glass of water on the water tracker? or does only regular (tap, filtered, bottled,etc.) water count?

Sometimes I like to pick up a bottle of Clear brand flavored water before work because the different flavors cause me to drink more (and the carbination is like soda, which I am trying to aviod). But is this a bad habit too?

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