Bottled water – the great hydration swindle?
Bottled water represents a huge problem for the planet. The single-use plastic bottles that most bottled water is supplied in may be able to be recycled and repurposed where possible but they are not biodegradable or sustainable, and as a result, contribute to the world’s plastic pollution issue.
It’s not just the planet paying the price for bottled water. Bottled water is very expensive and costs more in the long run than drinking tap or filtered water from a reusable bottle. When you’re buying bottled water, you may not be getting what’s expected either.
According to this research from Step to Health, 25% of bottled water is identical in quality to tap water.
Here we take a closer look at the ‘great hydration swindle’ and reveal a solution that’s better than both bottled and tap water!
Is bottled water the same as tap?
You may be paying a premium for your bottled water but what’s in your water may be the same as what’s coming out of the tap.
As the study mentioned above details, a large proportion of bottled water is of the same quality as tap water, the only difference being the container and the price.
Whilst bottled water is billed as being better tasting, as Healthline reveals this claim is not always the case:
“Bottled water is often said to taste better than tap water. Yet, in blind taste tests, most people can’t tell the difference between tap and bottled water.
In general, tap water tastes the same as bottled water. Still, factors like mineral content or the type and age of your water pipes may affect the flavor.”
What’s a better alternative?
There is one option that is better in quality, taste and cost than both bottled and tap water. A drinking water filter is an easy route to great tasting, pure and all-natural water.
The filtration process rids water of the impurities and odours that tend to leave a nasty taste in many people’s mouths.
Filtered water isn’t just great for drinking on its own, it can be used to make other beverages – and make your morning cup of tea or coffee will never taste better. You can even carbonate your own filtered water at home to enjoy many more beverage options.
By choosing filtered water over bottled and tap, you’re guaranteeing the quality of the water you drink every day.
Staying hydrated also unlocks a long list of benefits for your health and wellbeing, and thanks to the great, odourless taste of filtered water, you won’t be able to get enough of your home brewed H2O.
By investing in a reusable water bottle, you can guarantee ultimate convenience wherever your day takes you.
The use of a reusable water bottle not only makes filtered water an easy option when travelling, working out or going to the office, but it’s also better for the environment too. Choosing a BPA-free reusable plastic bottle or going for a reusable glass water bottle is also more beneficial for your health.
Isn’t filtered water expensive?
Filtered water is often seen as an unachievable or costly option, but unbeknown to most, the latest drinking water filter systems are accessible to households with all budgets.
Thanks to the latest technology, filtered water is convenient and cost-effective, with a litre able to be produced for as little as 3p.
Regular bottled water drinkers will save yet more money as with home filtered water and a reusable water bottle, there’s no need to invest in costly bottled brands.
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