Seltzer water is water with CO2 added to it so that it has bubbles and a fizzy taste. It is used as a mixer for alcoholic drinks, can be mixed with flavors to make soda drinks and can also be used alone as a cool refreshing water with a different taste and “feel” about it.
Seltzer water is water with the carbonation naturally occurring. It is water that comes from the ground usually from what are called artesian wells. This water goes thru layers of minerals containing different forms of carbonates and the water absorbs the carbon dioxide gas contained in the carbonates. Seltzer water has a uniquely different taste because of the added minerals and CO2, so this is an encouragement for people to drink more.
Basically, people have a hard time drinking water because water has no taste. So the industry of designer waters has come into place in order to make the taste of water different and unique. This encourages the drinking of more water especially with children who prefer the taste of soda pop. But commercial bottled soda pop has a lot of sugar and other additives that many feel has added to the obesity crisis with our young children. Also, many illnesses of the human body can be traced back to people just not drinking enough fluid throughout their entire life. Years of dehydration can affect almost every body organ as well as weight and other factors effecting how a body runs.
Many people prefer to make their own soda pop or seltzer water at home so they know exactly what goes into their own water. How to make seltzer water at home is a very simple process. You need to purchase a “seltzer bottle” and “chargers”. The bottle will hold regular tap water. The CO2 charges are canisters of pressurized carbon dioxide and come in two types – one a snap-on type an the other is a screw in type. The charger fits into the spray head. When you press the trigger or plunger, you will get fresh carbonated seltzer or soda water.
Once you have the devices necessary for making seltzer or carbonated water, you are quickly on your way to making great tasting soda pop or soda water for your family. You can add pieces of fruit to your water for a refreshing, low sugar drink or you can buy flavor packages that can also produce low calorie drinks. You can also use your seltzer water to mix with alcohol for cocktail hour with the adults.
Further information on where to buy home carbonation devices as well as flavoring for seltzer or soda water can be found on the internet as this new healthy water trend has also penetrated the online communities. There are water clubs and dealers sites where you can buy everything you need at wholesale prices.