Many people still trust that bottled water is the safest and healthiest option. Most bottled water is simply tap water or spring water that is put through a process that helps clean the water, but in term it leaves the water dead by removing all the important qualities for which water was intended to provide. According to ABCNEWS “The labels of the bottled waters do suggest they’re special. Some show mountains or polar bears or glaciers. You have to look at the fine print to find out Everest Water is not from Mount Everest. It’s from Corpus Christi, Texas. Glacier Clear Water is not from a glacier in Alaska. Its source is tap water from Greeneville, Tenn. Big-selling Dasani and Aquafina are also just reprocessed tap water from cities around the country. One of Aquafina’s sources is the Detroit River! At least the popular French water, Evian, does come from France.” the quote supports the finding that, whether it’s reverse osmosis water, distilled water and many other filtered water are also proved to be from the same source as our tap water.
Another quote from Naturalhealthcure states that ” The best container to drink out of is glass and when we choose water stored in plastic bottles, we are in fact ingesting these chemicals into our bodies- BPA or bisphenol is an estrogen mimicking chemical. It brings about health disorders like learning and behavioral problems, altered immune system function, fertility problems, and brings on early onset of puberty in girls, decreased sperm count , prostatic and breast cancer, diabetes and obesity are other disorders brought about by drinking water and other liquids from plastic bottles.” The quote suggest that bottled water or the bottle that you continue to use over time is very acidic and can negatively effect your body in many ways. The acidity of bottled water and the traces of plastic found in it without question taking there toll on your body the impact that the bottle water has on the environment is also a problem for the environment. Despite all of these factors billions of expensive environmentally detrimental plastic leeching, acidic bottles of water are produced, purchased, consumed and discarded every year.
An average family of four can spend over $1000 every year on health threatening nutrient deficient bottle water and all the while they are under this false impression that this is a good healthy decision which is clearly not the case. ABCNEWS also goes on to say that, “Many scientists have run tests like that and have consistently found that tap water is as good for you as bottled waters that cost 500 times more. ”
Tap water seems to be no different from the expensive bottled water that we purchase in a store.
A great solution to get good health benefits from any water that we drink is “Lemon Water”. According to Livestrong “Adding lemon to water is an easy way to get some of this fruit’s nutritional benefits. Lemons are low in saturated fat and sodium and are also a good source of folate, potassium and vitamin C. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin known to prevent neural tube defects during pregnancy; it also may prevent cognitive decline, cancer, certain psychiatric illnesses and cardiovascular conditions. Potassium builds protein and muscle, maintains normal body growth and controls the electrical activity of the heart. And lastly, vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body, notes MedlinePlus. As an antioxidant, it contains nutrients that block damage caused by free radicals, which may play a role in cancer, heart disease and arthritis.” Even though lemons are acidic, they are alkalizing in our bodies, supports our digestive and circulatory system, it’s great for our skin and it gives you natural energy boost. Try squeezing a half lemon into your water before you drink it.