The Truth About Bottled Water
Did you know that bottled water is no safer than tap water? That’s right, the EPA and EWG, the two-main water quality regulating groups, have determined that bottled water quality is in most instances inferior to tap water.
That’s a problem for many of us. We turned to bottled water for convenience and to escape the health hazards of tap water, only to face even greater risks.
Tap water, if unfiltered, often has too many toxic heavy metals and chemicals in it to be suitable for drinking. And as the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan illustrates, aging municipal water lines and government policies make drinking unfiltered tap water a risky proposition at best.
Why Bottled Water is Bad for You
There are two main reasons that bottled water is bad for your health:
- Bottled water is dead water. Most bottled water is what scientists refer to as “dead water.” Dead water is void of all healthy minerals. Bottled water companies use extreme filtration processes to remove contaminants. Unfortunately, these filtration processes also remove vital, healthy minerals. It’s called “dead water” because without these minerals, tissues and cells can die. Your body needs the minerals in water to be healthy and thrive, yet most bottled waters don’t have these minerals.
- Plastic water bottles leak harmful chemicals into the water. Most plastic bottles are made with petroleum. The petroleum leaches into the water when stored too long or exposed to heat. Another component of plastic is BPA. This nasty chemical is linked to cardiovascular disease and is a known endocrine disruptor.
There are two other big concerns relating to drinking bottled water:
- It’s costly. Studies show that bottled water can cost up to 1900% more than tap water.
- It’s harmful to the environment. National Geographic magazine estimates that more than 29 billion water bottles are used in America each year. Unfortunately, only one in six are recycled. That means about 84% of them are added to landfills each year. National Geographic goes on to estimate that enough crude oil is used to make these plastic bottles that 1,000,000 cars could keep going for 12 months. It’s clear that plastic bottles are harmful to the environment.
How to Get Quality Water
The best way to get quality water consistently is to buy an in-home water revival system that properly produces mineralized water that is fluoride and chlorine-free. Adding minerals like magnesium and calcium make it naturally alkaline.
These high-end water systems connect to your in-home water supply and revitalize the water into its ideal state for your body.
We recommend the water revival systems made by Pristine Hydro. Pristine Hydro systems produce water that contains the minerals your body needs. They produce water without fluoride and chlorine. It is 100% containment free. They are made of BPA-free, non-toxic materials and components.
In a state-of-art process, there is a 5-step filtration of the water, vital nutrients are added back, and the water is restructured. It’s just like a mountain stream. Trust me, I have been to their facility in Laguna Woods, California. It is a water paradise. It’s the closest to nature you are going to get.
Water on the Go
There are some excellent bottled waters that come in glass. Unfortunately, these spring waters are only as good as their spring they collect from. Many contain trace levels of contaminants. With Pristine, worry no more about metals or other pollutants.
Whenever we are on the go we bring plenty of Pristine drinking water with us. We use high quality glass bottles from places like Lifefactory for drinking and storing water.
Your body cannot live without water. It thrives with quality water. The best way to get quality water consistently is using a water revival system. It’s one of the best investments in your health you can make. It’s cheaper in the long run than bottled water, better for the environment and, most of all, it’s better for you.