Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Benefits of Seltzer
If you like your beverages fizzy, you have no doubt had the occasional pangs of guilt that come with drinking bottled soda. From the excess sugar and calories to the unnecessary damage to the environment, there are a number of negative consequences out there that come with drinking bottled soda. Thankfully, homemade seltzer water provides consumers with a smart alternative to drinking bottled soda that is both healthy and environmentally conscious. Although a home seltzer maker requires a bit of an initial investment, these devices quickly pay for themselves and can save hundred to thousands of dollars over bottle soda as the years go by.
One of the biggest benefits to making the switch to seltzer is that it is much healthier than soda. Most carbonated beverage are loaded with a ridiculous amount of sugar that throws the human metabolism out of balance and results in an energy crash after the body has finished the heavy burden of metabolizing all of that high fructose corn syrup. The sugar and other ingredients also pack on empty calories that offer absolutely no nutritional value and simply add on to your expanding waist line. Caffeinated sodas offer a brief jolt of energy, but these beverages often rattle the nerves of people who drink them much more than they realize.
Seltzer water, on the other hand, does not contain any of these harmful products. Instead, a home seltzer maker simply converts natural tap or spring water into a crisp, refreshing beverage that has all of the fizz that so many of us love. At the same time, these drinks completely satisfy the palette without adding to your daily caloric intake. Seltzer is a great option for people who are trying to lose weight, but just about everybody can benefit from cutting out the empty calories that come with drinking soda every day. Nearly everyone who takes a break from soda for a while cannot believe how cloyingly sweet it tastes after they have gotten used to more healthy beverages. Making the switch to seltzer can quickly lead to a healthier you.
In addition to the health benefits, switching to seltzer simple makes good environmental and fiscal sense. These days, everybody is trying to find ways to save money on their household budgets, and a home seltzer maker can really improve your bottom line. Soda is not as cheap as it seems, especially if you purchase soda when you are on the go. Assuming that you only buy one soda a day at an individual retail price of $1.25, that adds up to nearly $500 a year for a beverage that just makes you feel unhealthy. Those 365 soda bottles add up to make quite a negative impact on the environment as well. Not only to they fill up our landfills, the carbon emissions created by transporting soda bottles from the manufacturing plant to the store shelves adds to global warming. Seltzer is virtually free once you have made an investment in a home seltzer maker and is much better for the environment.
Posted by Steve Schoenly at 1:40 PM