Is seltzer a better option than soda?

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Q. I recently decided to give up soda and switched to flavored seltzer water. Is this a better choice for my health?

A. First, congratulations on giving up soda. Sugary drinks like soda have been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart problems, and other chronic health conditions, so that is definitely a win for your health. Switching to seltzer is a much better choice, provided you choose a brand that is sugar- and calorie-free.

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