I just did some research. I have been told by several friends and acquaintances that carbonation, in and of itself, is bad for me. I have been told that it either “demineralizes” my teeth and bone, or that the CO2 in the carbonation somehow raises the PH of my stomach acid, thus interfering with my digestion, or both. What have I discovered? The main culprit in reducing bone health, according to a bunch of medical and nutritional studies, is COLA, not just carbonation. I found nothing scary about CO2, other than a correlation with heart burn or reflux. My conclusion? I will continue to enjoy non-caloric sparkling water on a regular basis, unless I get heartburn. Why do I post this? I post this because there is a mountain of bullshit out there, and I thought I would take care of a single shovel full. No thanks necessary. I will look for my reward in heaven. (Probably a big glass of sparkling water, Thank You Lord).