What to look for in a Water Bottle

Monday, June 05, 2017 • Canton, OH 44702

You might think this is the most basic/common sense post ever, yet I wouldn’t talk about it, if I didn’t see importance in it. I’m one who doesn’t believe in small talk or pointless conversations.  

 

If you’re someone who says “I drink bottled” because you believe bottled is better for you I want to remind you that it is estimated that 25% or more of bottled water is from tap. Let me remind you of the millions of pounds of plastic that is clogging up our landfills for something that is all over. Let me remind you that it takes water just to make the water bottle, and lastly “it's important to note that the federal government does not require bottled water to be safer than tap. In fact, just the opposite is true in many cases. Tap water in most big cities must be disinfected, filtered to remove pathogens, and tested for cryptosporidium and giardia viruses. Bottled water does not have to be.”

 

Choosing a water bottle is a big decision because it is something that will hopefully spend hours a day with you. 50-60% of our body weight is composed of water. Our body relies on water compared to food. Yes, we need food to survive yet water is much more important. The human body can survive 20+ days or longer without food yet the typical person can only last three days without water. Water weight is also the quickest to lose or gain.

 

When it comes to choosing a good bottle, price starts it off. Just remember if something helps you become healthier it is worth it. With that being said some bottles are not cheap.

 

Plastic

Many companies have supposedly switched from the endocrine disruptor BPA plastics, yet let me remind you that plastic is still derived from oil. Plastic holds in the former tastes or previous beverages and reminds you when you forget a wash. They tend to be cheaper and bounce better than glass.

 

Glass

Is easier to clean, looks sophisticated, doesn’t remember past experiences, costs more, and makes you regret mistakes especially those on hard surfaces.

 

Stainless steel/Aluminum

Is durable, keeps beverages colder or hotter longer, makes many fluids taste like aluminum or steel, and lastly reminds of your past drops and scrapes.

 

At the end of the day the choice comes down to you. If a certain type of bottle helps you drink more then it is benefiting you!