Health nuts already know soda can clean the rust off a car and wreak havoc on the human body, but perhaps sparkling water and seltzer, sodas sugarless soft-drink siblings, can fill the soda void and keep drinkers healthy.
FALSE. IT CANT. IT WONT. *BUZZER SOUND* WRONG-O. NOPE. SORRY. MOVE ON.
Sadly, carbonated water still contains carbonic acid that can wear away tooth enamel, TheAtlantic reports.
Flavored seltzers are apparently even worse. The flavorings create lower pH values that can ravage enamel similar to the way orange juice does.
Though flavored seltzers are less corrosive than regular sodas, Damien Walmsley, a University of Birmingham professor of dentistry, told The Atlantic,
My advice is to keep acidic drinks to meal times, and if you have to sip drinks between meals, then plain water is the safest.
Mmmmmm, plain water. Honestly, Im craving some right now.