Specialty Bottled Water Vs Tap Water: Which is Better
Posted on 2/29/2020 by Alyce
In the past, no one used bottled water, largely because it was thought unnecessary, and it was prohibitively expensive. In the 1950s and 1960s, water was sold in glass bottles.
Plastic water bottles gradually began to be used in the 1970s, and the popularity of water bottles began to soar in the 1980s and 1990s. Americans use 43 billion bottles of water every year. Among all of those billions of water bottles, which kind of water is better for you? Should you use regular tap water or specialty bottled water? Which one is better for your oral health? We have some answers.
The Benefits of Electrolytes and Vitamin Waters
Electrolyte water and vitamin water can be both good and bad for you. These enhanced waters are great for people who are trying to replace minerals in their body that have been lost due to exercise or working out in the field. The water replaces your body fluids and minerals depleted from your body.
Most importantly for your oral health, enhanced waters work to replace fluids in your mouth. When your mouth gets dry, bacteria can grow, because there is no saliva to wash the bacteria away. However, you need to use caution. If the enhanced water you drink has a lot of sugar in it, you increase your risk of tooth decay or gum disease, not to mention you are adding a lot of calories to your diet.
The Benefits of Tap Water
Tap water has no added sugar, which makes it great for your mouth to rehydrate and also to keep the levels of bacteria in your mouth down. However, people who are working outside or who are athletes need to replace the minerals and electrolytes lost during athletic activity. Enhanced water can do that more quickly.
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