Is Sparkling Ice Good for You?

You know you should be drinking a lot of water (especially with how much you work out!), but let’s face it: aqua can be boring. That’s why you likely turn to sparkling varieties to keep it interesting, while still staying hydrated. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but doctors reveal that the sparkling water brand, Sparkling Ice is causing major problems in your entire body.

So is sparkling ice good for you? Short answer: no.

Yes, friends, it’s time to look past their “healthy for you” branding and opt for water from the tap instead. (And no, your SodaStream isn’t any better. It’s time to quit bubbles once and for all.)

The Wall Street Journal is breaking it down for us and sharing the big problem with Sparkling Ice drinks: they contain Sucralose. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is about 600 times sweeter than sugar. Your body has a hard time processing Sucralose, so much of it is expelled by the body. Health expert Frank Lipman, MD shared that it’s linked to increasing appetite and killing the good bacteria in your gut.

Artificial sweeteners as a whole aren’t good for you. They’ve been linked harming gut bacteria and causing serious gut health problems. According to Healthline, Scientists have found that animals fed artificial sweeteners experience changes to their gut bacteria.

Our advice? When hydrating throughout the day, opt for water and add some fun tropical fruits of you need a little flavor. (Might we suggest these mocktail recipes?)

Sparkling ice nutrition

There are 0 calories in one bottle of Sparkling Ice. Sparkling Ice also contains no caffeine.

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Callahan is a fitness enthusiast who moonlights on the growth team at ClassPass. She's a certified fitness trainer, with years of fitness experience both inside and outside of the gym. When she's not working you can find her pursuing her passion projects as editor of Trek Montana, contributing writer to the Ultimate Nashville Bach Planning Site and Plan Your Bach.
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