Carbon dioxide makes water slightly acidic because it will create carbonic acid and some people waits until all the bubble is gone believing that it will make the drink safer by removing all the carbon dioxide. The fizz or the bubble that is seen in all of the carbonated drink is the carbon dioxide that is escaping from water. But this kind of process will make the drink warm and will not be so fun to drink. There are other ways to get the gas out of the water fast before it will lose its so tempting coldness. There are some people that can't avoid drinking carbonated drinks because they are addicted to the taste and can't really feel satisfied until they drink it when they're thirsty.
There are some people that shake the bottle first before they pour it in a glass to increase the speed of carbon dioxide to be separated from water. Just shake or stirring the glass with carbonated drinks also helps in getting rid of all the carbon dioxide in the mixture. Just letting it set for a while will also do the trick but it will not be fun to drink. Remember there are still other substances in the mixture. Carbonated drinks contain flavorings and sweeteners which has its own side effects when taken in large amount. There are others that enjoy drinking carbonated water in its pure form without any additional substance as a good alternative for the carbonated drink that they have grown to love. Sparkling water or carbonated water is the major component of carbonated drinks and it is popular diluents for cocktails too. It tastes like a natural mineral water that is famous in some exotic places. But through science it can easily be created at home with a simple carbonation setup. This will also enable people to enjoy more carbonated water for a lesser cost.
Remember that some of the unproven issues reported from drinking carbonated drinks includes tooth enamel erosion or weakens bones. These are not due to the acid content but the sugar or other ingredients added to it. These health claims has no proof to back it up and there are a lot of people that continues to consume carbonated water on a daily basis for a long time. No matter what way carbonated drinks are consumed it's still tasty and very tempting to drink compared with regular tap water. Its pure form carbonated water is a good option to rehydrate without having to think of the health risk that flavors and other ingredients brings. It is still important to always check the label of the drink before consuming it to make sure that there's no extra salt or sugar added to the drink. If the person is interested in making their own mixture looking for instructions online can help them be able to create a good carbonation setup. For just under 100 dollars there's already a decent setup to create a commercial like quality of carbonated water.