It's a well-documented fact that soda is terrible for your health. Most pop drinks are laden with sugar and caffeine, in addition to the degrading affects of carbonation on tooth enamel. So, what are you going to do, drink water? Blegh! That's why mankind invented cool refreshing seltzer, for when you want excitement for your tongue without degrading the health of your body.

Illuminated by God's fizz.
Illuminated by God's fizz.

Like all fun things, the illusion that seltzer is good for you—or at the very least neutral—is getting dispelled. Last September, the BBC compiled research on the effects of seltzer and debunked or confirmed people's worries about it. The good news is that seltzer is not hurting stomachs with all the widdle bubbles: 

Sources: The Atlantic