What is seltzer water? Basically 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.
Many studies done recently has results that show that many people do not drink the amount of water daily that is needed to keep the body running at a high level of efficiency. This has lead to a new trend of all types of bottled designer waters which have different tastes which encourages more people to drink the recommended amount of 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. A whole industry has since developed with designer water bottles, different sources of water, different varieties of flavoring to add, and unique devices for home use which add CO2 to water to produce soda water which has the fizz and bubbles of seltzer water. The billion dollar industry can be seen everywhere – in grocery stores and corner markets that now have rows and rows of different waters produced by different companies in different bottle or container sizes. Even the top soda pop makers have their own lines of designer waters.
Basically, people have a hard time drinking water because water has no taste. So this above mentioned 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.
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.