La Croix objectively the best drink


La Croix

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Charlie Yale, Web Editor

I have been both bullied relentlessly and praised lovingly for my fondness of the fabled formula, La Croix. From my deductions, it is either a drink that one loves, or one hates. The bubbly concoction is a refreshing potion to some, but a disgusting preparation to others. In this piece, I am going to explain why and how La Croix is objectively the best possible drink one may quaff.

Firstly, we are going to look at the most prominent feature of La Croix. La Croix is a carbonated drink by nature. Opponents of the mighty La Croix may argue that carbonated drinks are bad for your teeth. This is completely wrong. A PubMed Central study suggests that it is not the carbonation in carbonated drinks that harms teeth, but it is often the mixture of sugar and carbonation in sodas that can wreak havoc on healthy teeth. This is not a problem for the fearless La Croix since it contains no sugar whatsoever. A spokesperson for the American Dental Association even went as far as saying that “There is no scientific evidence that sparkling waters are any more dangerous or damaging to the teeth than regular water.”

Matter of fact, carbonated beverages without sugar are proven to show actual health benefits. PubMed Central shows how these carbonated beverages without sugar (the fantastical La Croix being one of them) improves the swallowing ability in all ages. Carbonated water was shown to consistently stimulate the nerves responsible for swallowing. Another study explained that this phenomenon was observed especially when the carbonated beverage was served cold, which is recommended by La Croix.

It is not only swallowing that the mythical La Croix may help with. Carbonated water may also help with constipation, according to a study from PubMed Central. This research paper studied a group of people who had suffered from strokes over the age of 40. Half of the group drank regular tap water for a two-week period, while the other half drank carbonated water. The group that drank carbonated water had almost twice as many bowel movements on average during the two-week period, reporting a 58% decrease in constipation symptoms. A different study from PubMed Central also pointed towards the fact that sparkling water may improve general stomach discomfort and symptoms of indigestion, including stomach pain.

Next, we will observe the refreshment factor of the all-powerful La Croix. A study from Symrise, a producer of fragrances and flavors, conducted a study on what makes a drink ‘refreshing.’ After over 800 surveys, Symrise’s data showed that color of the drink is a key visual indicator of refreshment. Lighter colored drinks and vibrantly colored cans are often perceived as more ‘refreshing’ according to the study, because they are seen as less artificial. The admirable La Croix knocks out both these areas. On any singular can of La Croix, the can also points out how ‘innocent’ said La Croix is, without any artificial flavors or colors. The study also found that sound was a very important factor in how refreshing a drink was. When opening a can of La Croix, there is a loud and crisp crack, enough to catch the ears and attention of any singular dehydrated soul. Finally, the study points out that citrus flavors are often shown to be the most refreshing amongst the American people. Many of La Croix’s flagship flavors are citrus, including but not limited to lemon, lime and tangerine.

To conclude, the marvelous and awesome La Croix is the singular best drink on the planet. There are zero negative health connotations when drinking this tremendous beverage. In actuality, there are many health benefits to drinking this wondrous liquid. This rejuvenating drink is also proven to be one of the most refreshing beverages known to humankind, showing its true superiority. La Croix has sparked a worldwide movement of copycats and similar drinks alike, but none have bested the true champion of sparkling water. Because of the numerous reasons explained throughout this piece, the phenomenal, fabulous, brilliant, awe-inspiring La Croix is the best beverage, and no contender in second place even comes close to grazing its greatness.