We keep hearing about numerous benefits of regularly drinking water. It is claimed that an adult should drink at least 1.6 qt (1.5 liters) of water a day. Usually we try to drink fluids as often as possible and we often reach for bottled drinking water, which is available almost everywhere.
It seems to us that this is the healthiest way to quench our thirst, but is it true? Many studies have shown that it is not true at all!
Let’s start from the beginning. In 1970 there was a sudden increase in the sales of drinks like Coca-Cola. It soon became apparent that they are unhealthy, so people began to drink tap water again. To escalate profits, the manufacturers started to sale plain water. Consumers initially laughed at this idea, believing that it was as if air was being sold. Companies wanting to boost demand began to invest in advertisement and warn that drinking tap water is very dangerous because it contains bacteria and dangerous compounds. They claimed that it only is good for bathing and washing dishes. They began to print bottle labels with mountain ranges emphasizing that they come from natural sources. These images were supposed to suggest that their water is very healthy and nourishing. However, this had nothing to do with truth, because most companies just use filtered tap water.