Sparkling water is extremely popular, but could it lead to weight gain?
The Doctors discuss how in one study of carbonated beverages -- which included sparkling water -- shows an increase in a hunger hormone that occurred when drinking the beverage. They also note that according to a different study, drinking carbonated water fills you up and makes you eat less, so the data appears contradictory.
They say it is never a good idea to drink too much of it as carbonated water is more acidic, it can affect your tooth enamel and could cause gas and bloating.
The Doctors feel that sparkling or carbonated water is better than soda or diet soda, but say that regular water is still the best thing to drink.