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Trending: Sparkling Water

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Out with soda and in with . . . sparkling water. Health-conscious Americans looking for a carbonated-beverage fix are in luck as sparkling water takes over store shelves across the country. The sugar-free bubbling water is a great hydration source and is free of artificial sweeteners and other processed ingredients common in diet sodas.

LaCroix, with its many flavored sparkling-water options, has paved the way for the past 35 years, but the giant beverage companies, reeling from massive decreases in soda purchases, now want in. Pepsi launched its sparkling water, Bubly, this spring.
Coca-Cola, with its $220 million purchase of the popular Mexican sparkling-water brand Topo Chico, is sure to follow.

Can’t find that particular flavor that will quench your thirst just perfectly? Check out a home system for producing unlimited supplies of your very own nonsweetened bubbly. There are many brands to choose from.

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

"Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine physician, registered dietitian and health coach. She practices general pediatrics with a focus on healthy family routines, nutrition, physical activity and behavior change in North County, San Diego. She also serves as the senior advisor for healthcare solutions at the American Council on Exercise. Natalie is the author of five books and is committed to helping every child and family thrive. She is a strong advocate for systems and communities that support prevention and wellness across the lifespan, beginning at 9 months of age."

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