Bottled water is in the news (again), this time involving a ban on bans. That’s right…National Parks will no longer be able to prohibit the sale of bottled water on their grounds. But why should you care where your water comes from?
My Bottled Water Addiction
I used to drink bottled water all the time. At least I did, right up until all those studies started coming out about how plastic bottles cause cancer Plus, I wasn’t comfortable with my thousands of bottles a year clogging up the local landfill.
But the biggest dealbreaker for me was just how darn expensive bottled water costsâ€”sometimes up to 1000 times more than tap water.
The World Wildlife Fund thought that was a little strange, so back in 2001 they conducted a study to find out what exactly the deal was with bottled water; why it costs so much, where the bottles go after you’re done with them, and perhaps most importantly whether bottled water is actually healthier than tap water.
The Lesser of Two Evils?
About one day’s worth of drinking water, right?
The study found that while most people chose bottled water because of supposed health benefits, the reality is thatâ€¦
There is virtually no difference between bottled and tap water.
In fact, many brands of bottled water are sourced from municipal water, AKA tap water.
So let’s see what bottled water actually has going for itâ€¦
Better than tap water? Nope, especially when it is tap water!
Alkaline Water, the Third Alternative
That would be fine, but we’ve already seen just how bad tap water can be in some parts of the country.
Luckily you have more options than just plain ol’ tap water and plastic bottles.
Tyent’s alkaline ionized water actually is healthier than tap water, and it’s not nearly as expensive as buying plastic bottles every day.
Check out some of those amazing health benefits for yourself, like Tyent ionized water’s amazing antioxidants!
And when you’re ready to say sayonara to overpriced plastic bottles, do what I did and check out their water ionizer buying guide. It’s got everything you ever wanted to know about the best alkaline water ionizer on the market, hands down.
Last but not least, have a look at Tyent’s awesome stainless steel drinkware take your alkaline water on the go to truly stay tap- and plastic-free.