Club soda, also referred to as carbonated water or soda water, contains no calories and has little nutritional value. The beverage is water infused with carbon dioxide to give it fizz. Club soda contains some sodium and may give mixed drinks a slightly salty taste. People watching their sodium intake make prefer seltzer water, which has the same fizz as club soda but without the sodium content.
Club soda is often used as an ingredient in mixed alcoholic drinks, and is generally available in 2-liter and 8-ounce bottles. An individual serving of club soda is 8 fluid ounces.
Club soda is a calorie-free beverage — thus, it has no calories from carbohydrates, fat or protein. Club soda creates a low-caloric-value beverage when mixed with fruit juices or alcohol.
A single serving of club soda contains 0 grams of carbohydrates, because the main ingredient is water. The beverage has no sugar or artificial sweeteners and does not contain fiber.
Club soda has 0 grams of saturated, unsaturated or trans fat; it also does not contain cholesterol or protein. Club soda is an option for people who want a low-calorie fizzy drink while watching their fat intake.
A single serving of club soda contains 2 percent of the recommended daily amount of zinc for a person on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. The beverage contains 1 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium, magnesium and copper. One serving has approximately 50 milligrams of sodium — 2 percent of the recommended daily limit for a 2,000-calorie diet. There is also approximately 5 milligrams of potassium — or a fraction of the 1 percent of the recommended 4,700 milligrams women need each day — in one serving a club soda.
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