Drink Plenty of Water, But Avoid Bottled Water

Our increased awareness of the importance of water over the last couple decades has improved our collective health immensely. This new desire to get enough water is also causing all sorts of environmental problems. Bottled water is the culprit. Bottled water is the second most popular beverage sold in the US, second only to carbonated soft drinks. The effects of this surge of bottled water is illustrated in  the infographic below.

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The Facts About Bottled Water

The movie Tapped explores these issues in depth, and does so quite powerfully.

This TED presentation offers some hope that we can start dealing with all the bottles in landfill:

If you find your tap water unpalatable, I recommend that you either use a pitcher water filter or install a water filter on your water faucet. Here are some great filters:

 

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottled_water_in_the_United_States

http://water.columbia.edu/?id=learn_more&navid=bottled_water

http://www.beveragemarketing.com/?section=news&newsID=111

Tom

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I co-founded Health Now, Wealth Forever when I realized I was unhappy with where I was in life. I was overweight, unhealthy, and stuck in a business that I couldn't save. I had little hope. With our mission of helping others with the same problems, I am now in a much better place in all facets of my life. Most of my posts are about improving your diet - I think health most important. But, I also write about sustainable living, self-improvement, and occasionally improving finances. After all, one of my personal mottos is balance in everything.

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