La Croix Sparkling Water – Not Feeling Too Sparkly

La Croix Sparkling Water

What is it: La Croix is a sparkling water brand

Where is it found:

Packages: Common 12 oz cans sold in a 12 pack

Flavors: Anything from orange, lemon, tangerine, cherry, etc.

I first became aware of La Croix when I was at a social even and a friend of mine, who was pregnant, was drinking from a can instead of a water bottle. I asked what it was and she simply replied, “It’s just water.”

Therefore, I bought myself a pack of 12 oz. cans as I’m always trying to get my children to drink more water. Now, I knew how to read labels but the side effects were surprising.

What are the benefits:

  • La Croix, in any flavor, is better than a sugar soda or sports drink. It doesn’t have added sugars, other sweeteners, or sodium which was definitely a plus.
  • After some investigating, I found that it was gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and approved Whole30 (which many are not).
  • It was very refreshing; especially after a long hot day playing or working outside
  • It’s very convenient – just like a soda can
  • Easy to provide at a social gathering (instead of juice boxes, sodas, and alcohol)

Is it ok for everyone:

  • It’s simply carbonated water. If you like carbonation, then it’s fine. I wouldn’t give a whole can to an infant or even a toddler but it’s certainly better than a juice box (even though “water” or “all natural” juice boxes)
  • While it may be ok for most everyone, not everyone will like it. They come in a variety of flavors, brands, sizes, etc.

Other options:

There are so many options out there now. It’s actually quite overwhelming.

I like La Croix but…. it does tend to upset my belly afterwards.

However there are others such as:

  • Perrier
  • Polar Seltzer
  • Sparkling ICE
  • Bubly
  • Bai Bubbles

What’s Best for Me:

Personally, I believe almost anything is better than soda, high sweetened teas, sport drinks, and fruit drinks. However, as I mentioned earlier, La Croix upset my stomach afterwards. Maybe I drank it too fast, maybe it was the sweetness, but whatever it was, I will most likely be sticking to my filtered water.

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