Be Familiar With Carbonated Water

A minimum of 8 glasses of water per day must be drunk to keep you healthy. Most of the people prefer to drink flavored water. Carbonation has opened up a whole new arena of drinking liquids to satisfy almost every taste. Carbonic acid which is formed by this process, which gives a slight burning sensation when we drink a can of soda.

Seltzer and sparkling water are another names for water that has been treated with carbon dioxide to give it its effervescent quality. The gas, or fizz, that is released manifests itself in the bubbles we see in the soda or when we pop the cork of a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. It also makes a fizzy sound that excites the senses of champagne and beer drinkers.

An interesting observation discovered while researching articles on carbonation. It is said that all carbonated beveragesare not created equal. More carbon dioxide may have been added in some, depending on the result that is required. In higher concentrations carbon dioxide can produce toxicity: 1% (10,000 ppm) will make some people feel drowsy. Concentrations of 7% to 10% cause headache, dizziness, problems in eyes and ears, and unconsciousness within a few minutes to an hour.

Introducing carbon dioxide (CO2) into a beverage increases its weight. You can prove this by weighing a bottle of seltzer, then removing the cap so carefully that no liquid come out of the bottle. Weigh the bottle again when the gas has been removed. A significant decrease in the weight can be seen. Shaking the closed bottle before opening it discharges carbon dioxide, you can see an even larger weight reduction. Is this the reason that continuous amount of these drinks causes obesity?

Club soda is a type of carbonated water of identical composition or it may contain additional amounts of table salt and other minerals. These additives are put in to imitate the taste of homemade soda water. It is believed that carbonated water contain high amounts of sodium, but this is not true. It is simply water to which carbon dioxide and no extra thing has been added. Carbonated water can be drunk on to satisfy your thirst or mixer for alcoholic beverages.


You can make your own homemade brand of carbonated waterwith a soda siphon. Take a filled bottle of water, recap it, then attach it to a small cylinder of carbon dioxide, often called as a “charger”. Only food grade cylinders are safe to use as other types may have lubricants in them. Screw the cylinder on until it is pierced, releasing the CO2 into it. Then shake the bottle well. The bubbles are smaller in size than those in commercially made brands. Once homemade carbonated water is prepared, you may want to add fruit flavors from to enhance the flavor of your drink.