Is it OK to drink sparkling wa­ter?

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT -

night in place of al­co­hol is ob­vi­ously go­ing to be far bet­ter for your health in the long term.

All car­bon­ated bev­er­ages with or with­out sugar con­tain phos­pho­rus. Blood cal­cium and phos­pho­rus lev­els are both reg­u­lated by the parathy­roid hor­mone. High blood phos­pho­rus lev­els pre­vent your body from stim­u­lat­ing the con­ver­sion of vi­ta­min D into its ac­tive form, and from ab­sorb­ing ad­e­quate amounts of cal­cium.

This leads to a re­duced blood cal­cium level and an in­crease in the re­lease of the parathy­roid hor­mone. High lev­els of parathy­roid hor­mone stim­u­late bone re­sorp­tion, or dem­iner­al­i­sa­tion, which can weaken bones.

How­ever, poor bone health is more of­ten seen when a high phos­pho­rus diet is cou­pled with a low cal­cium in­take. So enjoy sparkling wa­ter, but I en­cour­age you to make still wa­ter your main drink. It’s fine to enjoy a glass or two of car­bon­ated wa­ter but still is still the best. Hi Ge­orgie. Here are some ideas:

En­sure that you are drink­ing plenty of fil­tered wa­ter, herbal tea, or­ganic bone broth and vege juices to help keep your body and skin hy­drated. Flu­ids also help to flush out any harm­ful sub­stances from the body and pre­vent these sub­stances from need­ing to be ex­creted through the skin, where they can cause dam­age.

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