La Croix Sparkling Water
What is it: La Croix is a sparkling water brand
Where is it found: Amazon.com
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.
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:
- Polar Seltzer
- Sparkling ICE
- 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.