Frequently asked questions about bubble water

- Sep 26, 2018-

Q: Bubble water can neutralize lactic acid, eliminate body fatigue, and then help the body adjust to alkaline body?

A: The carbonic acid of bubble water is weakly acidic and non-alkaline. Moreover, adjusting the body's pH value by food is also a fallacy that has been circulating all along. Some people like to drink bubble water to wake up, but there are rumors that bubble water can neutralize lactic acid, eliminate fatigue, and create alkaline physique. Wang Jianyu, a family medicine doctor at Minsheng Clinic, said: "The carbonic acid contained in the bubble water is slightly acidic. There is no neutralization of lactic acid!"

Dr. Wang said: "The food does have acid and alkaline, but the medical profession emphasizes that the human body does not have acidic or alkaline physique, let alone rely on food to adjust the body's acid-base balance!" He explained that the average human blood acid The base value is between 7.35 and 7.45, which is slightly alkaline. After metabolism, the pH will slightly float, but the body will automatically balance. "If it really becomes acidic or alkaline, it means that the system responsible for balance is not working properly, and there is fear of acidosis or alkalosis!"

As for the refreshing effect, perhaps because the carbon dioxide contained in the bubble water stimulates the taste buds to bring a moment to wake up, can not really eliminate fatigue.

Q: Drinking bubble water can promote gastrointestinal motility and relieve constipation?

A: There is no clear study to confirm that it can alleviate constipation, and people with bad stomach may cause flatulence and gastroesophageal reflux.

Bubble water is to compress carbon dioxide in water. Wang Jianyu believes that for people with bad stomach, it is easy to cause flatulence, gastroesophageal reflux, and can not significantly promote gastrointestinal motility. He explained that the common cause of constipation is "too little water to drink". Some people think that bubble water can help defecation. In fact, it is because the amount of bubble water is enough to soften the feces and then excrete it. Drinking ordinary water is also the same.

Xie Bingxin, chief physician of the Department of Hepatobiliary and Gastroenterology at Chi Mei Medical Center, said: "The bubble water will release carbonic acid gas in the body, causing the stomach to swell and stimulate the gastrointestinal motility. "Maybe" can improve constipation." However, the study of bubble water to improve constipation, There is still insufficient evidence. Xie Bingxin added: "Drinking more than 300c.c. of bubble water may cause significant stomach swelling, may also cause gastroesophageal reflux or stomach discomfort. People with constipation may try to try, but don't drink too much, it is not appropriate Bubble water is too high."