Opinion | Are your water and soda bottles hacking into your body’s hormone system? (2023)

Now for a tale of corporate greed, federal regulators who run for cover, and a new threat to public health called “endocrine disrupters.” Just what are endocrine disrupters? What have they to do with us, with our daily lives, even with something as basic as our plastic water bottles?

This weekend, volunteers for the annual festival of the Hallockville Museum Farm were instructed to bring their own refillable water bottles, with several, on-site, water-refill stations provided, all in an effort to “go green” this year, and to keep plastic “out of the oceans.”

Also, this past week, San Francisco Airport has banned at their terminals all sales of water bottled in plastic — no more sales there of 10,000 water bottles per day. They will soon also ban sales of all beverages bottled in plastic. Reducing plastic in the environment is their reason. But is there another justification stirring in the shadows?

The National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, a D.C.-based, consumer safety group, has repeatedly pressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to test products for “inert ingredients” that contain endocrine disrupters. The EPA has ignored every plea and inquiry.

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So let’s take a look at endocrine disrupters, and what they do. In a nutshell, they are chemicals that leach from various plastics into what we consume, interfering with appetite, for example, causing the body easily to gain weight. To appreciate this emerging science about endocrine disrupters, we have to take a step back and refresh our understanding about hormones in the body.

Hormones flow mostly from our different glands. Hormones are like chemical signals, and they control just about every process that happens inside us. They regulate energy levels, sleep cycles, mood, appetite, metabolism and more.

All of these different hormones are beautifully, naturally managed in the body by something in the nature of a hormone computer, called our endocrine system. The evil of endocrine disrupters is how they literally hack into the endocrine system. Endocrine disrupters actually disguise themselves as hormones. And once they hack in, these hormone imposters send out bad signals. At that point, endocrine disrupters block the good hormone signals so that the body stops receiving them.

Endocrine disrupters, with their chemical disguise, get fast to work, as all hackers do, hitting us with clouded thinking, feeling hungrier, pounding our energy levels, slowing metabolism and even attacking joints.

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From sources such as the coalition, and the National Resources Defense Council website, and the Tellmewhyfacts website, we learn that endocrine disrupters, in their role as toxic hormone imposters, can be found in countless household and agricultural items: many foods, carpets, furniture, cosmetics, clothes, pesticides — even store receipts. For purposes of this column, let’s consider the plastics in our lives, and particularly water bottles.

If these endocrine disrupters are so harmful, then why are they allowed – why is their use so widespread? That is the question that has been posed to the EPA, and that is the question the EPA refuses to answer.

The National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides has issued a research report (read it here) on a number of toxic, “inert” ingredients such as those found in pesticides and plastic water bottles. Yet the EPA refuses to regulate them, or require that they even be listed as an ingredient in the labels on containers of pesticides, or in water bottles. In fact, the coalition’s marketing and public education manager, Barbara Dale, reports that the EPA has inexplicably halted all research into these and many other harmful, inert ingredients, contrary to long-standing congressional mandates for such research.

Until now, we have been assured both by chemical and plastic industry experts, and most independent scientists, that plastic water bottles are intended for liquids at room temperature. They acknowledge the health risk in placing hot liquids in them, or placing them with liquid in a freezer. Since a plastic bottle is intended to store water, then only store water in it.

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We have further assurance from the plastic bottle manufacturers and water companies that the harmful type of plastic used for water bottles — known as BPA — unexpectedly turned out to have harmful leaching properties. But not to worry, as BPA was discontinued in plastics about 10 years ago. Now, they insist, the new, cutting-edge plastic ingredient, polyethylene terepthalate (PET), has solved all these leaching problems. It is the universally accepted plastic ingredient for bottled water, soda, tea, juice, etc.

Interesting, is it not, how the industry profited enormously with sales of the old-formula, BPA plastic bottles? And we were assured by a host of academic and other private researchers about the safety of BPA-based plastic. When evidence of the health risks of BPA plastic trickled out, they changed to the “safe” plastic ingredient of PET. Are we to be confident that they have it right with PET?

Definitely not, per another research article published not long after the widespread use of PET plastic in water bottles started. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, under the authority of the National Institutes of Health (see article), harmful levels of endocrine disrupters were discovered in mineral water bottled in the highly regarded PET. These endocrine disrupters had the effects of estrogen and other hormone imposters.

While that involved mineral water, research has stopped altogether on the endocrine disrupter-content in regular water bottled in plastic. And the U.S. EPA continues a resounding silence even when pressed to require something as simple as a warning label.

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Let’s not overlook some compelling questions about long-accepted risks with this plastic bottle craze in our culture. If it is known that bottled water, subjected to high temperatures, renders the water unfit to drink, what hot temperatures envelope bottled water during shipment? How long do cartons of bottled water sit in parked delivery trucks or on sun-drenched, off-loading platforms, waiting to be wheeled into stores?

The ancient Romans, then the world’s most advanced civilization, not unlike the plastic bottled water industry, boasted the proud achievement of their underground distribution of water from well sites to homes and public fountains. Little did they know of the devastating health impact of lead and other metals that leached from their carefully engineered pipes and cooking ware into the public water supply and prepared foods (see Jerome Niragu, 1983 New England Journal of Medicine). Lead poisoning went undetected for generations, but the health effects were widespread, and arguably brought down an empire.

This Roman tragedy foreshadowed the current misery of the lead-poisoned drinking water supply in Flint, Michigan, where contaminated drinking water was confidently seen as impossible.

Have we reached the time to avoid plastic water bottles altogether? Have the San Francisco Airport and the Hallockville Museum Farm got the right idea for only part of the reason? And does the suspiciously unresponsive Environmental Protection Administration share too cozy a relationship with the plastics industry, as it has in past administrations?

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Maybe the time is now to boycott not only water, but also any other beverage that sits in plastic bottles for unknown lengths of time and extremes of conditions before we open each one to drink. Recall the evil of the on-going scourge of opioids, so profitable for big pharma, at the peril of millions, while the Food and Drug Administration, by design or by neglect, failed us. Common sense points to the plastics and chemical industry cabal that profits from their widely used products with harmful substances that leach into so much of what we oblivious, trusting consumers drink every day.

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FAQs

Does bottled water affect hormones? ›

Most bottled water release chemicals which act like the hormone estrogen. The chemicals which act like estrogen are both BPA (bisphenol A) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate). BPA turns on estrogen receptors in the body, and PET did the same.

Does drinking water affect hormones? ›

You Need Water to Maintain Health

Did you know that water consumption is also crucial for hormonal balance, keeping your skin looking healthy, and weight loss?

Do water bottles have endocrine disruptors? ›

The plastic materials that water bottles are made of include some chemicals that may cause endocrine disruption. These chemicals include bisphenol A and phthalates. These chemicals can leach out of the plastic bottles into the water we drink!

Does drinking out of plastic bottles increase estrogen? ›

Most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Does tap water mess with hormones? ›

Hormones in drinking water from the tap

The water from your tap is not as pure as you might think. Not only can it contain contaminants such as lead, microplastics or dangerous bacteria, it may also contain hormones or endocrine disruptors.

Do plastic bottles have endocrine disruptors? ›

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. The report describes a wealth of evidence supporting direct cause-and-effect links between the toxic chemical additives in plastics and specific health impacts to the endocrine system.

What hormones are released when you drink water? ›

An increased osmolality draws water from cells into the blood thus dehydrating specific brain osmoreceptors that stimulate drinking and release of anti diuretic hormone (ADH or vasopressin).

What hormone is released when you drink too much water? ›

In this syndrome, the pituitary gland secretes too much vasopressin (also called antidiuretic hormone), stimulating the kidneys to conserve water when that is not needed.

How do you remove estrogen from water? ›

How can I remove/reduce estrogen from my drinking water? “In general, activated carbon filters are your best choice if you are on a tight budget. They remove a wide range of different contaminants, including steroid estrogens and many estrogenic substances like trihalomethanes.”

What can mess your hormones up? ›

7 Lifestyle Habits that Can Affect Your Hormones
  • Nutrition and Diet. Your diet can have a big effect on the processes within your body. ...
  • Caffeine. ...
  • Alcohol Consumption. ...
  • Smoking. ...
  • Stress. ...
  • Inadequate Sleep. ...
  • Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
18 Jan 2022

Is tap water full of estrogen? ›

Very little of that estrogen actually makes its way into our taps, since most water-treatment systems filter it out along with other contaminants. A 2010 study determined that birth-control pills account for less than 1% of the total amount of estrogen found in US drinking water.

What is the healthiest container to drink water from? ›

Glass is the safest water bottle type because it's chemical-free, made from natural materials, and dishwasher safe. When buying a glass bottle, there are a few things to look for: Has it been tested for lead and cadmium content? Make sure it has been tested and that neither are present – it's that simple.

What is the safest bottled water to buy? ›

The Best (and Worst) Bottled Waters of 2022
  • Naleczowianka — Score: 89/100. ...
  • Evian — Score: 90/100. ...
  • Smeraldina — Score: 92/100. ...
  • Smartwater — Score: 93/100. ...
  • Fiji — Score: 98/100. ...
  • Roundy's Purified Drinking Water — Score: 99/100. ...
  • Do you notice differences in the taste of water from different brands and your tap?
5 Aug 2022

Why we should not drink water in plastic bottles? ›

Hence, prolonged consumption of water stored in plastic bottles can “cause severe health problems such as hormonal disturbances — in males, it can lead to low sperm count, and early puberty in girls. Even the probability of having liver and breast cancer is higher for people consuming bottled water.

Does soda increase estrogen? ›

So they designed this analysis to study how drinking soda might affect hormones. Women who drank more than a cup of regular (not diet) soda a day had higher levels of estrogen than those who drank less regular soda, diet soda, or fruit juice.

Why should you not drink out of plastic cups? ›

But what if that's not enough? There's reason to believe even BPA-free plastic is not safe. It has been found to contain other potentially harmful chemicals, like microplastics, microfibers, and fellow EDC phthalates, that can leach into water if exposed to heat or left to sit for long periods of time.

Why we should not drink tap water directly? ›

Drinking water directly from the tap is dangerous for health. It contains a number of harmful germs. This can cause several water-borne diseases like typhoid, cholera and much more. We should purify tap water before drinking it.

Does Brita filter remove hormones from water? ›

As I note in my newest book, Ecoholic Body, Brita's own internal tests show a 96.5 per cent reduction in five key drugs including pain relievers, hormones and seizure meds, though at this point no formal third-party certification has confirmed this claim.

Can hard water cause hormonal imbalance? ›

Studies have suggested that hard water could if consumed enough, lead to fertility complications in men. The minerals can interfere with the production of the male reproductive hormones, especially calcium, which can lower sperm count and other reproductive functions in the male body.

How can you protect yourself from endocrine disruptors? ›

9 Ways to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
  1. Wash your hands. ...
  2. Dust and vacuum often. ...
  3. Turn up your nose at fragrances. ...
  4. Think twice about plastics. ...
  5. Say “no can do” to cans. ...
  6. Watch what you eat. ...
  7. Filter your tap water. ...
  8. Rethink kids' cosmetics.
18 Jan 2016

How much estrogen is in a bottle of water? ›

The average estrogenic activity of glass-bottled water is 1.48 ± 0.23 pg EEQ/L.

How does plastic affect your hormones? ›

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including EDCs, which disturb the body's hormone systems and can cause cancer, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and neurological damage in fetuses and children.

What hormone controls water balance in the body? ›

Antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin)

Affects water retention in kidneys and sodium balance.

How does water get absorbed into the body? ›

The water we drink is absorbed by the intestines, and circulated throughout the body in the form of body fluids such as blood. These perform various functions that keep us alive. They deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and take away waste materials, which are then eliminated with urination.

Does bottled water decrease testosterone? ›

However, most bottled waters are sold in plastic containers, which are sources of BPA (bisphenol-A). There is some research which shows that BPA is linked to lower testosterone levels, as well as possibly cancers, infertility, insulin resistance and cardiovascular problems.

What are symptoms of drinking too much water? ›

When you have too much water in the body, the kidneys can't remove the excess liquid. It starts collecting in the body, leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Throbbing headaches all through the day. Headaches can signify both hydration and dehydration.

What happens when water levels are too high in the body? ›

When overhydration occurs quickly, vomiting and trouble with balance develop. If overhydration worsens, confusion, seizures, or coma may develop. When overhydration occurs and blood volume is normal, the excess water usually moves into the cells, and tissue swelling (edema) does not occur.

What are the 2 hormones that control water absorption? ›

Water absorption in the kidney is controlled by the hormone vasopressin which is a peptide very similar in structure to oxytocin (cf. Chapter 17). Vasopressin causes greatly enhanced water absorption by the kidney and is sometimes known as the 'antidiuretic hormone' (ADH).

Do you pee out estrogen? ›

One of the common culprits is estrogen, much of which is inadvertently released into sewers through the urine of women taking birth control.

How do I get rid of too much estrogen in my body? ›

Lifestyle
  1. Decrease your percentage of body fat. ...
  2. Relieve stress. ...
  3. Eat a healthy diet: Eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet with very little processed sugar can make it easier for your liver to process estrogen.
  4. Limit your alcohol intake: Eliminating alcohol or drinking in moderation can help your liver break down estrogen.
9 Feb 2022

How do I get my hormones back to normal? ›

How can I prevent a hormonal imbalance?
  1. Maintaining a healthy weight.
  2. Eating a balanced, healthy diet.
  3. Exercising regularly.
  4. Managing your stress.
  5. Getting enough quality sleep.
  6. Managing your chronic health conditions well (if applicable).
  7. Quitting smoking or using tobacco products, if you smoke.
4 Apr 2022

Which fruit is best for hormones? ›

Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries are all hormone balancing foods packed with great nutrients. Berries are rich sources of vitamin C, which regulates your progesterone levels, particularly during the luteal (PMS) phase of your cycle [1].

What is the root cause of hormonal imbalance? ›

Some of the most common symptoms of hormone imbalances include unexplained weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, and changes in hair, skin, and nails. Root causes of hormonal imbalances include compromised gut health, elevated inflammation, and high stress levels.

How do I get rid of hormonal water? ›

One option in removing estrogen and other pharmaceuticals luring in the drinking water is using a reverse osmosis filter with post and pre-activated carbon filters. With this system, one is assured that the drinking water can be safe from harm and become sufficient.

Is there estrogen in plastic? ›

BPA is a weak synthetic estrogen found in many rigid plastic products, food and formula can linings, dental sealants, and on the shiny side of paper cashier receipts (to stabilize the ink). Its estrogen-like activity makes it a hormone disruptor, like many other chemicals in plastics.

What is the best drink to replace water? ›

Tired of Water? 5 Healthy Alternatives That Won't Break Your Diet
  • 1 of 6. Pin More. Juice Spritzer. Credit: Photo: Fran Gealer/Getty Images. ...
  • 2 of 6. Pin More. Green Tea. ...
  • 3 of 6. Pin More. Coffee. ...
  • 4 of 6. Pin More. Milk. ...
  • 5 of 6. Pin More. Iced Fruit Tea. ...
  • 6 of 6. Pin More. Vegetable Juice.
28 Apr 2015

What is the safest way to drink water? ›

Boil. If you don't have safe bottled water, you should boil your water to make it safe to drink. Boiling is the surest method to kill disease-causing germs, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites. adding a pinch of salt for each quart or liter of boiled water.

What is the best water for kidneys? ›

Without a doubt, the best drink you should be consuming in order to maintain good kidney health is mineral water. It is, after all, completely natural and packed full of vitamins and minerals vital to all organs in your body. This should form the basis of most of what you drink every day.

Which is safer to drink tap water or bottled water? ›

Overall, both tap and bottled water are considered good ways to hydrate. However, tap water is generally a better option, as it's just as safe as bottled water but costs considerably less and has a much lower environmental impact. Plus, with a reusable water bottle, tap water can be just as convenient as bottled.

Which plastic water bottle is the safest? ›

Plastic #2 – HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)

It is considered a low-hazard plastic and has a lower risk of leaching. Plastic # 2 is the most commonly recycled plastic, and it is a relatively simple and cost-effective process to recycle plastic for secondary use.

Is it better to drink water from glass or from plastic bottle? ›

Many water bottles have the presence of harmful chemicals which can be hazardous for consumption. Glass bottles don't have any chemicals, also they don't hold any odours or tastes. Be assured of drinking water free from contaminants when drinking from a glass bottle.

Does bottled water increase estrogen? ›

Most bottled water release chemicals which act like the hormone estrogen. The chemicals which act like estrogen are both BPA (bisphenol A) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate). BPA turns on estrogen receptors in the body, and PET did the same.

Is glass water better than plastic water? ›

Since glass bottles are nonporous, there is far less of a chance for bacteria or other harmful chemicals to leach into your drinking water when compared to plastic water bottles. This is just one of the many benefits of glass bottles rather than plastic.

Which water bottle brand is the healthiest? ›

Best Bottled Water Brand You Can Get In 2022
  • SMARTWATER. Smartwater's vapor-distilled water is famous for their range of hydrating electrolyte water drinks. ...
  • AQUAFINA. ...
  • EVIAN. ...
  • LIFEWTR. ...
  • FIJI. ...
  • NESTLE PURE LIFE. ...
  • VOSS. ...
  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY SPRING WATER.
30 Mar 2022

Does water expire in glass bottles? ›

In short, no, bottled water doesn't “go bad.” In fact, the FDA doesn't even require expiration dates on water bottles. Although water itself doesn't expire, the bottle it comes in can expire, in a sense.

Does soda cause hormonal imbalance? ›

Excess consumption leads to hormonal imbalance and fluctuation that causes ovulatory disorders and even worsens PMS (Premenstrual symptoms),” he added.

Does soda mess with hormones? ›

According to recent findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinks that are packed with sucrose (table sugar) compared to glucose (the main type of sugar that circulates in the bloodstream) may interfere with a person's appetite-regulating hormones, more specifically lowering them.

Can soda affect hormones? ›

Conclusions: Even at moderate consumption amounts, sweetened soda is associated with elevated follicular estradiol concentrations among premenopausal women but does not appear to affect ovulatory function.

Is it better to drink from metal or plastic? ›

However, research shows that other chemicals found in plastic may be just as harmful as BPA. The best alternative to plastic bottles is a food-grade stainless steel water bottle because it doesn't contain the harmful chemicals that plastic does and it won't leach chemicals, even if you fill it with hot beverages.

How long does tap water last in plastic bottles? ›

Label container as “drinking water” and include storage date. Replace stored water every six months. Keep stored water in a place with a cool temperature (50–70°F). Do not store water containers in direct sunlight.

Is drinking from metal better than plastic? ›

Metal bottles do not leach chemicals.

Some plastic water bottles can contain Bisphenol A, (BPA), a chemical component found in polycarbonate plastic. Metal water bottles are BPA-free, and do not leak other harsh chemicals into the water its holding.

Why do we boil tap water before drinking it? ›

Boiling the water kills microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoans that can cause disease. Boiling makes the tap water microbiologically safe. Bring tap water to a full rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using.

Should you let tap water sit before drinking? ›

Some swear by the method of letting their water sit for 24 hours so that the chlorine in the glass or pitcher will off-gas. Letting the tap run for awhile is not likely to remove any sizable portion of chlorine, unless one were to then let the water sit overnight before consuming it.

When should you not drink water? ›

Outlook. It's important to drink enough water during the day, however, it can be disruptive if you drink directly before bed. Avoid drinking water or any other fluids at least two hours before sleeping to prevent waking up at night.

Does boiling tap water remove estrogen? ›

Boiling your tap water will not get rid of hormones and other pharmaceuticals. Buying bottled water is not the solution either, as it is either taken from the municipal water supply or from natural sources that might be contaminated with the same substances through the soil into which they drain.

Can water affect your hormones? ›

According to the research published in the Biochemistry (1) journal, investigators suggested that mild changes in the tissue hydration status can significantly influence the integrity of biological systems by affecting hormonal balance, serum osmolality, concentration of toxins or uptake of nutrients.

What happens if you drink hard water everyday? ›

Hard water is not a health risk but is a nuisance because of mineral buildup on plumbing fixtures' and poor soap and or detergent performance. Water is a good solvent and picks up impurities easily. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution.

What foods are high in endocrine disruptors? ›

Farmed meats and fish raised on an un-natural diet that is focused on producing quantity but not quality may contain high levels of hormones, antibiotics, PCBs, and mercury. These are endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)—they come into your body and send your hormones, like estrogen and progesterone, into a tailspin.

What household products contain endocrine disruptors? ›

Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products, including some plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.

Is soda high in estrogen? ›

So they designed this analysis to study how drinking soda might affect hormones. Women who drank more than a cup of regular (not diet) soda a day had higher levels of estrogen than those who drank less regular soda, diet soda, or fruit juice.

What are the dangers of drinking water from plastic bottles? ›

For many years, people have been circulating hoax emails claiming that drinking water from plastic bottles can cause cancer, especially if they have been left in cars, or frozen and reused. There is no good scientific evidence to support these claims.

Do plastic bottles leach estrogen? ›

Most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives.

What are the negative effects of bottled water? ›

Plastic water bottles contain chemicals, and those chemicals can leach into the water. This plastic leachate can have detrimental health effects on consumers. At certain levels of exposure, some of the chemicals in plastic, especially the chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA), have even been implicated as carcinogens.

Does bottled water have side effects? ›

Contaminated bottled water can harm your health, including causing gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems may be more likely to get sick from some contaminants.

Does bottled water affect testosterone? ›

However, most bottled waters are sold in plastic containers, which are sources of BPA (bisphenol-A). There is some research which shows that BPA is linked to lower testosterone levels, as well as possibly cancers, infertility, insulin resistance and cardiovascular problems.

Do plastic water bottles cause health problems? ›

For many years, people have been circulating hoax emails claiming that drinking water from plastic bottles can cause cancer, especially if they have been left in cars, or frozen and reused. There is no good scientific evidence to support these claims.

Why should we stop using plastic water bottles? ›

Single-use plastics (such as plastic water bottles) add to our landfills, pollute our oceans, and cause untold devastation to wildlife and the environment as a whole. What's more, plastic water bottle production contributes to climate change.

Is it better to drink bottled or tap water? ›

Overall, both tap and bottled water are considered good ways to hydrate. However, tap water is generally a better option, as it's just as safe as bottled water but costs considerably less and has a much lower environmental impact. Plus, with a reusable water bottle, tap water can be just as convenient as bottled.

What is the safest bottled water to drink? ›

The Best (and Worst) Bottled Waters of 2022
  • Naleczowianka — Score: 89/100. ...
  • Evian — Score: 90/100. ...
  • Smeraldina — Score: 92/100. ...
  • Smartwater — Score: 93/100. ...
  • Fiji — Score: 98/100. ...
  • Roundy's Purified Drinking Water — Score: 99/100. ...
  • Do you notice differences in the taste of water from different brands and your tap?
5 Aug 2022

What is safest water to drink? ›

If you're wondering which type of water to choose, rest assured that both are excellent choices. Both spring water and purified water must meet strict safety standards set by the FDA and EPA, making them safe for you to drink.

What is the healthiest bottled water to drink? ›

Best Bottled Water Brand You Can Get In 2022
  • SMARTWATER. Smartwater's vapor-distilled water is famous for their range of hydrating electrolyte water drinks. ...
  • AQUAFINA. ...
  • EVIAN. ...
  • LIFEWTR. ...
  • FIJI. ...
  • NESTLE PURE LIFE. ...
  • VOSS. ...
  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY SPRING WATER.
30 Mar 2022

Does soda boost testosterone? ›

The Compounding Effect of Sugar

Sugar depresses your testosterone production, which is likely caused by a sharp increase in insulin production that the body uses to deal with a sudden overload of glucose (sugar).

How much water should you drink a day? ›

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.

What does hard water do to the inside of your body? ›

Drinking hard water regularly can increase your risk of heart disease and cause high blood pressure. There is a connection between children who drink hard water regularly and growth restriction. An increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and neural diseases can be caused by drinking hard water, too.

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