Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fancy Water

Do you get sucked in by marketing ploys? You know, the ones promising weight loss, glowing skin, more energy, blah blah blah....

Water is contributing to this with its own marketing trap. There is Vitamin Water, mineral water, water made out of clouds, bubbly water, water with fake sweeteners added....... so which one should you drink?

Step 1: Look at the nutrition label. If there are calories in it----it's not water!
Step 2: Check the ingredient list for artificial sweeteners (splenda, aspartame, sorbitol, etc)
Step 3: Check the price

If you find a fancy water that has low-to-no calories, no sweeteners, and is a reasonable may want to waste your money on it, and you'll probably not harm your health. The other option is to buy a Brita or Pur water filter, install it on your kitchen sink, and fill up a glass, BPA-free plastic, or aluminum container (made specifically to hold water), and drink that. It's cheaper, it's as "clean" as bottled water, and it's better for the environment to reuse your containers.


Anonymous said...

Your right about this one!

Anonymous said...

I looked into water that has been purified using reverse osmosis. From my personal experience the carbon filter just isn't enough some times. The tap water where I live is disgusting.