Although I never developed a regular soda habit, I'm an avid seltzer drinker and I love to mix carbonated waters and beverages in healthy summer cocktails. But I've heard that drinking seltzers, sodas or other carbonated drinks may harm your bones. So I asked Joyce Hendley, an EatingWell contributing editor, if that rumor is true. She wrote about this question in EatingWell's June issue. Her answer? "Perhaps."
3 reasons to think before you drink:
1. There's research that links drinking certain types of soda with weaker bones-but carbonation doesn't seem to be the problem. (Keep your bones strong with recipes from EatingWell's Bone Health Recipe Collection.)
2. Nutrition experts once believed caffeine could be the culprit. In a 2001 study out of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, people lost measurable amounts of calcium after drinking caffeinated sodas. Drinking decaffeinated sodas didn't appear to have the same effect. As it turned out, though, people tended toRead More »from Is soda bad for bones? 3 reasons to think before you drink