sparkling waters

By hgudex-8 Latest Reply 2010-05-04 18:55:39 -0500
Started 2010-04-30 09:13:03 -0500

I am just wondering if i can drink these ? i loved one when my friend gave me one says no sugar , no salt but how do they flavor it ? i bought one the other day cause it had splenda in it.thinking they are ok if they have that in there right?im confused cause i quit drinking diet sodas and this sorta helps when i need some carbonation plus they taste like a soda flavored??any help??

15 replies

RAYT721 2010-05-04 18:55:39 -0500 Report

Make sure to read the labels … ingredients and nutrition! I am with Pam with the La Croix Lemon. I also enjoy the 5 calorie Crystal Light products and occasionally plain water with a little lemon juice.

MAYS 2010-04-30 11:20:39 -0500 Report

Some drinks are artificially flavored, (chemicals) !
This video may interest you :


Anonymous 2010-05-02 19:11:01 -0500 Report

I NEED to know how to increase the volume on mycomputer so i can hear the video. I don't know why but i have the volume high and can't hear anything. HELP. I take splenda but someone told me that it can produce brain tumors (I don't know if is true or not) …and I would like to see and hear the video. cpmt

GabbyPA 2010-05-03 08:59:47 -0500 Report

If your volume is up on your computer then you might want to check the actual video. If you go the the YouTube symbol, a volume bar will appear. You can adjust that as well. If that doesn't work, I am not sure. Check to make sure your mute button is not pressed on your computer.

spiritwalker 2010-04-30 11:04:19 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I use filtered water and add lemon.lime,
or oranges slices to it. I have a Britta pitcher I filter tap
water and add a slice of fruit. Its refreshing as a change of
pace from plain water.

joni55 2010-04-30 19:33:28 -0500 Report

I like to have just plain lemon juice in water. It is good and it is supposed to help cleanse you.

MAYS 2010-04-30 10:46:50 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

Here is something to seriously consider concerning any type of carbonated beverage :

The carbonation in all soft drinks causes calcium loss in the bones through a three-stage process:

The carbonation irritates the stomach.
The stomach "cures" the irritation the only way it knows how.
It adds the only antacid at its disposal: calcium. It gets this from the blood.
The blood, now low on calcium, replenishes its supply from the bones. If it did not do this, muscular and brain function would be severely impaired.

But, the story doesn't end there. Another problem with most soft drinks is they also contain phosphoric acid (not the same as the carbonation, which is carbon dioxide mixed with the water). This substance also causes a drawdown on the store of calcium.

So, soft drinks soften your bones (actually, they make them weak and brittle) in three ways:

Carbonation reduces the calcium in the bones.
Phosphoric acid reduces the calcium in the bones.
The beverage replaces a calcium-containing alternative, such as milk or water.

Milk and water are not excellent calcium sources, but they are sources.

Health wise, it's more harmful to diabetics than you can imagine, stick with water and fresh fruit juices.

(This was seriously forbidden in my athletic years.)

~ Mays ~

GabbyPA 2010-04-30 11:04:19 -0500 Report

Wow, I never knew that. I am so glad I don't drink carbonated drinks anymore. Now how does something like alkaseltzer work then if the bubbles bother our stomach, but it is already an antacid?

kdroberts 2010-04-30 11:15:12 -0500 Report

I'm think the carbonation calcium loss theory has been debunked in recent studies. I believe that non-caffeinated, carbonated drinks have been shown to cause no calcium loss as once thought and caffeinated ones do but to a very small degree and no where near what was once thought.

GabbyPA 2010-04-30 10:20:30 -0500 Report

I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners. I was hooked on these types of water drinks for a while. I was drinking them instead of soda, but they really are the same. I did't realize how crummy they made me feel until I quit drinking them. I do miss the bubbly sometimes, but I think you are better off getting a carbonated water plain, and adding your own flavor to it and sweeten it (if you choose) with stevia or a natural sweetener.

Now if you are not requiring the bubbles and want a flavored water drink on the go, I just discovered (I don't get out much) SOBE lifewater. It is naturally flavored, sweetened with Purvia (a stevia product) and has only 6 carbs per serving. It has carbs because it is made with fruits. But the calories are kept to zero and there is very, very low sodium. I think it is 25mg per serving. I was thrilled to see that.

kdroberts 2010-04-30 10:08:51 -0500 Report

Depends on the type. I like Le Croix (or generic versions) which are sparkling, fruit flavored waters. They are not sweet and have a very small amount of natural flavor in them. I don't really like the sweet ones but if you do and don't mind drinking artificial sweeteners, they are fine for diabetics but not really much different to a diet soda.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-05-03 05:06:45 -0500 Report

I LOVE La Croix. I used to drink a lot of Diet Coke, but not anymore. No artificial sweetener in La Croix but has the carbonation I find I crave.