Magazine article Work & Family Life

Q&A on Health and Wellness

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Q&A on Health and Wellness

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Q Is club soda as healthy as drinking regular water when it comes to staying hydrated?

A Club soda, or carbonated water, is still water. So your body will use it to stay hydrated just as it would with water without the bubbles.

But, as the name suggests, carbonated water is made fizzy by the addition of carbon dioxide. That compound turns into carbonic acid, which makes the drink zesty, but is not great for your teeth.

The more acidic a drink is, the more likely it is to wear away tooth enamel. As it happens, club soda is not as acidic as soda, coffee or fruit juice. But if you add a twist of lemon or lime, you will be increasing the acid content a bit.

Q Is it true that dishwasher and laundry detergent packets or pods are poisonous and must be kept out of reach of young children? …

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