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Sparkling water is a refreshing beverage with carbon dioxide, which is manifested in the form of bubbles. The basis can be taken plain water with artificial flavoring or mineral water.
Sparkling water has three levels of saturation with carbon dioxide. First — lack of aeration of the water. It contains 0.2-0.3% of this substance. Second — the average gassing of water (0,3-0,4%). Third — strong aeration of water (0.4% and above).
Aerate the water in two ways. In mechanical aeration, the saturation occurs by carbon dioxide. When chemical flushing liquid is aerated during fermentation.
Useful properties of this drink were discovered in ancient times. Then soda water was extracted from natural sources and was used exclusively for treatment. In addition to internal use, were distributed and therapeutic baths.
However, really useful, only natural water. It perfectly relieves thirst, and greater than that of non-carbonated water. Prescribe it for use at a reduced acidity, as it stimulates the secretion of gastric juice. Contained in the drink molecules saturate the body's cells and is added to the blood the needed level of alkali. In soda water also contains sodium, which stimulates the action of enzymes, helps to keep muscles toned and keeps the level of acid-alkaline balance. Other elements, magnesium and calcium tend to leach calcium from the body regardless of the conditions.
Its use positively affects the nervous, cardiovascular and lymph system, improves digestion, improves appetite and hemoglobin.
Well-known drinks the Duchess, Sayan, Baikal, and Tarkhun are made from herbs. Therefore, the Tarragon and Duchess improve appetite, digestion and are used against cramps. Sayan contains chemicals and acids that relieve fatigue, stimulate the nervous and muscular system. And Duchess is a perfect drink with a strong thirst and a strong diuretic.
Unfortunately, today, to get a natural soda is very difficult, so it is replaced by a drink made by mechanical means. Fruit water I love to drink as a delicious sweet drink. Mineral sparkling water drink at will, like fruit, or to stimulate the stomach, which is useful in some diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. However, this water should not drink regularly.
Sparkling water that is sold today in stores and cafes, has a number of drawbacks and harmful properties.
One of them is the high sugar content. If you use the water frequently, can disrupt the endocrine system and the pancreas, and also increases the risk of developing diabetes or atherosclerosis.
Contrary to popular belief, artificially carbonated water does not quench thirst, after it the person wants to drink more in a short period of time.
In the use of this fluid in large quantities may disrupt fat metabolism and water-salt balance. Also harmful cholesterol begins to accumulate active.
If you drink, use a sugar substitute, it can cause decreased vision, allergic reaction or kidney stones.
In synthetic drinks contain acids that destroy tooth enamel and irritate gastric mucosa. Other acid promotes the leaching of calcium, which threatens the development of osteoporosis.
In a real gas. the water contains caffeine, which is known for its stimulating effect on the nervous system and can cause addiction.
Synthetic soda can not be used to young children, pregnant and lactating women, as well as allergies, obesity and gastrointestinal diseases.
Carbonic acid that makes carbonated water can cause bloating, flatulence and belching.
Often manufacturers add a drink sodium benzoate, which combined with ascorbic acid and emits other harmful component, contributes to the destruction of DNA.