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Does carbonation cause water retention?

Does carbonation cause water retention?

Water retention, also known as edema or dropsy, occurs when fluids build up in your body, usually in the spaces between your body's cells or in your circulatory system. Both caffeinated sodas and those without caffeine can cause water retention either because of their caffeine or because of their sodium content.

Do carbonated drinks count as water?

Yes. Sparkling soft drinks, including reduced and no sugar, no calorie options, contain between 85% and 99% water, which means they can help quench thirst and count towards your recommended daily fluid intake.