Drinking carbonated water

United States
August 5, 2008 12:04am CST
I hate to drink water. I will say that right up front. They say that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. I really have a hard time making myself drink any water let alone 8 glasses of it! I do however drink the flavored water. It is carbonated water with flavor added and no calories. This probably sounds dumb, but I have often wondered if this would count as regular water. Does anyone know if drinking flavored carbonated water counts toward your 8 glasses that you should be drinking a day? Would it be as healthy?
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@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
I think there is various opinions on this as i hate drinking water also, I have to flavour it as well...some people say that is no good but I saw a doctor talking on TV and she said so long as you have fuid and that can be tea flavoured water as well...so i have a lot of tea...
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Oh I saw that on NBC (New York), drink away, flavor it if you have to! Just stay hydrated!
• United States
5 Aug 08
I drink a lot of tea as well as the carbonated flavored water, so hopefully I should be okay.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I also dont like drinking water. I dont even drink a glass a day. But I do drink a lot of coffee. I seen on a talk show that if you dont drink water you can drink fruit juice. tea even coffee. Just as long as you drink some kind of liquid.
• United States
5 Aug 08
About the only water that I actually drink is to take pills. Once in awhile I drink a can of soda or a glass of milk, but otherwise it is just tea and carbonated water. I guess as long as its liquid then it sounds like it should be okay. Best wishes!
@nanciem (1106)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Ahhh I as well hate drinking water.. you are not nuts! I drink seltzer, how could that not count as water... why because it has bubbles... I don't usually drink th flavored seltzers, just plain..But heck yeah.. It's water!
• United States
5 Aug 08
Right! Its wet, its fluid, so go for it!