its been known in this part of the world that Perrier water helps with food related stomachache, gas …. ETC but after so much effort researching the matter which i had to do giving a request by a very very special someone this is all i found on Perrier
Perrier is carbonated bottled mineral water from a spring in Southern France called Les Bouillens. Local doctor Louis Perrier bought the spring in 1898 to use as a spa, and he began to bottle the water for sale also. The spring is naturally carbonated, but carbonic gas is also added to the water in the bottling process. Perrier was bought by Nestle in 1992.
Perrier became an intrinsic part of an active, healthy American lifestyle in the late 1970’s. Thanks to the marketing efforts of Nestlé Waters North America Inc., social drinkers started ordering Perrier instead of a cocktail or soft drink. The brand’s popularity grew as a refreshing, all-natural, calorie-free alternative beverage.
Imported in the U.S. since the turn of the century, Perrier was first bottled in Vergeze, in the south of France, in 1863. Perrier continues to be bottled at the original source in Vergeze. In April 1985, Perrier with A Twist of natural lemon, lime, or orange flavor (all calorie-free) was introduced in the U.S. These well-liked flavor varieties helped revolutionize natural beverage refreshment.
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I came across various myths regarding carbonated water, but I also found many studies to dismiss them.
DOES CARBONATED WATER WASH OUT THE CALCIUM FROM MY BONES?
No, it doesn’t. According to most studies fizzy water doesn’t leech calcium from the bones.
IS CARBONATED WATER BAD FOR THE TEETH?
Due to its’ increased acidity level, it was thought that carbonated water might deteriorate our teeth. Although most fizzy drinks might erode the tooth enamel, this isn’t the case of mineral water, because it doesn’t contain any flavoring agent which is the cause of the acid.
Some researchers also tried soaking human teeth in still and carbonated water to see if any of these represent a threat, but neither was harmful.
IS CARBONATED WATER BAD FOR THE STOMACH?
Some claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can cause hiccups, aggravate irritable bowel syndrome and dilute stomach acid that will prevent correct digestion. Although in the case of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) it is advised to avoid carbonated beverages, there is no proven harmful effect on digestion and hiccups or stomach acids.
Some even say that fizzy water relieves the upset stomach. It is true, that carbon dioxide can affect people with reflux problems, but apart from flatulence and burps it doesn’t have any harmful effect.
However if you have a sensitive stomach and CO2 can cause bloating, for the sake of a flat stomach you might want to reduce it. Although there are a lot of myths concerning the side effects of drinking fizzy water, it has the same effect as still water; it hydrates you, avoiding dry skin, wrinkles and constipation.
out of a personal experience i can tell you this it helps me get rid of that feeling i get after eating allot and thats enough for me