People worldwide are choosing bottled water over soda in droves. So many people in fact that bottled water is going to overtake soda in 2016 as the number one beverage choice.
Worldwide, the bottled water industry is expected to sell 233 billion liters of bottled water, at a price per gallon that is a lot higher than gas! Bottled water is definitely a healthier choice than soda, but it’s not healthy for the environment, and it’s certainly not healthy for your budget.
How much should you spend on bottled water?
Did you know? Bottled water costs up to 1900% more than tap water. If you buy bottled alkaline water, it costs more per gallon than gas does, before gas prices dropped! Unless you have money to burn, the amount you should be paying for bottled water is zero – it’s just not worth it. Especially when you consider the fact that you can filter your own water for pennies per gallon, and skip all the dangerous chemicals that can leach into bottled water from the plastic bottle.
Is bottled water really better than tap water?
If you live in a third world country with inadequate water treatment, the answer is yes. But for people living in North America, Europe, and other developed countries the answer is no. Drinking bottled water doesn’t protect you from chemicals like BPA and antimony, because those chemicals are used in the manufacture of plastic bottles. The longer the water sits in the bottle, the higher the concentration of hazardous chemicals you’ll find in it. The problem of contamination in bottled water gets worse if you buy bottled alkaline water because alkaline water pulls antimony – a toxic heavy metal – out of the plastic resin that the bottle is made of.
Bottled alkaline water vs ionized alkaline water
Bottled alkaline water has a dirty secret: Companies selling it are trying to pass it off as just as healthy as the ionized alkaline water made by water ionizers, but it isn’t. The big difference between the two is that ionized alkaline water has age-fighting antioxidant potential, and bottled alkaline water doesn’t. The reason you can’t buy antioxidant ionized alkaline water in stores is that the antioxidant potential of alkaline water doesn’t keep. It dissipates within 24-48 hours of being made. So what you’re really getting when you buy bottled alkaline water is stale alkaline water, and you’re paying more per gallon for it than you do for gas!
Give the bottle the boot: Save money and the environment
It’s great news that the world is turning to water, and away from soda as it’s favorite beverage. This shift is going to dramatically reduce rates of obesity, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases. But there are better ways to get your water other than from a plastic bottle. Use a water ionizer, you’ll save money, your health, and the environment. Anything is better than bottled water, filter your water and bottle it yourself. You’ll save thousands over the course of your lifetime, and you’ll be saving the environment as well.
The Best Bottle for Antioxidant Alkaline Water
Since you can’t always be home to make your water, you’ll need a bottle to take it with you. Life Ionizers developed the Water for Life: The ultimate bottle for alkaline water. It maintains the pH and age-fighting antioxidant potential of ionized alkaline water 300% longer than any other bottle. The Water for Life employs our proprietary freshness-lock resin to preserve the freshness of alkaline water by maintaining its ORP for an increased time period, or any beverage you put into it. The Water for Life is vacuum insulated, so it keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot.