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The Millennial Draw to La Croix

Sparkling water, fizzy water, club soda, tonic water, or seltzer, whatever you like to call it-the fact is we have all heard of sparkling water. If you haven't heard of it (which would be very surprising if you haven't), what you should know is that sparkling water is water that has carbon dioxide gas that creates bubbles and, in a way, it's kind of like pop BUT it's not pop, it's just healthier. There are so many different brands of sparkling water, but have you heard of La Croix? It's the sparkling water that every millennial is gulping down.

The New Sparkling Water

SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 08: LaCroix sparkling water is displayed on a shelf at a Safeway store on March 08, 2019 in San Anselmo, California. LaCroix sparkling water maker National Beverage Corp. had its first quarterly sales decline in 5 years and a 39 percent decline in profits from one year ago. The company reported earnings of $220.9 million.

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La Croix has become a big hit with both moms and young adults alike. La Croix was first introduced back in 1981 and let's just say it skyrocketed in the past few years!

But why you may ask? What about this specific brand of sparkling water makes it so popular?

I mean, there are no calories, no sweeteners, no sugar, no sodium, no artificial flavors, they're super cute, healthy, and they're sooooo yummy! BUT don't take my word for it, you'll have to find your favorite out of all 21 La Croix flavors.

The most popular flavor according to consumers? Grapfruit aka pamplemousse!

Seltzer, Tonic, Club Soda, and Sparkling Water. What's The Difference?

If you look closely at your La Croix you'll be able to see that it says La Croix is sparkling water, but what's the difference between a club soda, tonic, sparkling water, and a seltzer? Well, that's an easy one- carbonation and minerals.

A club soda, sparkling water, and tonic water all have different minerals to get a nice flavorful taste. Club soda uses mineral salts, seltzer is made similarly to a club soda but with no added minerals, tonic water uses similar minerals to club soda but also has sweeteners added in, and finally, sparkling water does have added minerals, but it depends on the spring it came from.

Also, the FDA has stated that seltzer or club soda usually has artificial carbonation and sparkling water comes naturally.

Is La Croix Healthy?

Close-up of luxury sparkling water La Croix in cans in a display case in San Ramon, California, August 12, 2019.

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La Croix is much healthier than other sugary drinks such as pop and juice. Sparkling water won't cause any wear or tear on your teeth like many other carbonated drinks. And some studies have also shown that sparkling water might help with weight loss (for those who go to the gym or dieting). This is because carbon dioxide can make you not have an appetite which in return also make you feel full. We're not saying to go on a La Croix diet, but you get the point! It's pretty healthy.

As someone who enjoys sparkling water, I would try La Croix. It has health benefits and many flavors to choose from. So, if you're looking for a new healthy and great tasting drink to start obsessing over, or even if you're just ready to cut that sugary soda and juice out of your diet, La Croix is most definitely the go-to drink for you! Go on, try it and tell us what you think!

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