Do you like sparkling water?
However, before going any further, we need to know the limits: for water to contain bubbles, CO2 must be injected into it. Rest assured, there is little danger to the planet in this operation, but the pH of your water will become more acidic.
Thus, a tap water is in neutral pH, that is to say approximately 7.5, a sparkling water sold in bottle is acid with a pH of 6.
Let’s not forget that our body needs above all pure water with a balanced pH (WHO recommendation), so I recommend you to consume sparkling water in moderation.
This being said, the small bubbles have physical effects that are not negligible, and are probably responsible for a large part of its success. About 20% of French people consume it regularly.
Bubbles have the ability to bring out smells and tastes in a more pronounced way than in plain water, in fact, they excite our taste buds.
So, if you use tap water that is a little too high in chlorine or taste, you will drink sparkling water that is too “typical” and heavy in unpleasant flavors and odors. This is what drives many of us to avoid carbonated water machines, and to continue to consume sparkling water in plastic bottles.
Treat water with LaVie after carbonation.
LaVie® UV-A water purifiers operate without filters or maintenance and allow you to purify your tap water in 15 minutes.
They use an innovative, patented technology exclusive to LaVie®: the photolysis of chlorine by UV-A radiation.
This treatment allows the removal of chlorine and its by-products, chemical compounds such as certain pesticides or traces of medication, tastes and odors that can be found in tap water.
The result, very qualitative, allows to draw a definitive line on the consumption of water in plastic bottles.
The carbon footprint associated with the manufacture of the UV water purifier’s aluminum tube is neutralized in a few days of use compared to the equivalent consumption of water in plastic bottles.
We have tested and had tested the pre-treatment of water by the LaVie process before bottling it for carbonation, and the result is simply amazing, generally better than bottled sparkling water (this is of course depending on the taste of each person…).
I encourage you to give it a try, you can of course use any brand of gasifier, CO2 is still CO2, and the injection nozzle hardly makes any difference in quality between models.
Despite this, it is still easier to find CO2 refills on the standard, so pay attention to this detail when choosing your equipment.
Don’t hesitate to express yourself on this blog after testing and send us your impressions, we will publish them with pleasure.
To your health!