Sometimes referred to as carbonated water or soda water, sparkling water is infused with carbon dioxide gas while under pressure.
Sparkling water offers a different mouth feel to flat water, which could be a welcome change if you want something fizzy without sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Plus, because sparkling water tends to be mineralized – think Perrier and San Pellegrino – you’re getting the added bonus of health-promoting minerals with your carbonation.
While there are some minerals present in sparkling water, there aren’t enough to be truly beneficial to your health in a meaningful way.
In addition, it can be expensive compared to both tap and certain types of bottled water.