For many years, it was thought that the carbonation in water or soda caused an increase of calcium loss through urinary excretion of calcium. A study done by the Osteoporosis Research Center at Creighton University found that this was not exactly true. The carbonation only exacerbated the loss of calcium when it was in a beverage that was caffeinated. Uncaffeinated drinks that are carbonated do not have the same effect.
So is it safe to consume carbonated beverages? Not really.
Carbonation is the result of the addition of phosphoric and carbonic acid. The more acidic a body becomes (and the less alkaline), the more minerals are leached from the bones (calcium) and released into the blood or tissues to neutralize the pH. An acidic body is more likely to result in inflammation which causes arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and a host of other complications. So it is the acid, not the carbonation which causes the problems.
Carbonation has some serious effects on the digestive system. It can lead to an increase in acid reflux, as well as increased gas and bloating. For these reasons, people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD) or even the simpler symptoms of heartburn and nausea should stay away from carbonated drinks.
And of course, since we are all wanting to be naturally beautiful and maintain our natural health which includes optimum weight – any sugary sodas that are carbonated or not, should be abolished from your menu and your diet!!!