Staying hydrated before, during, and after your workouts is essential to overall good health and continued wellness. However, the choices now located at your neighborhood grocery and health food stores can overwhelm even the most educated among us.
Water is water, right? Well, lately, not so much! Experts are telling us that filtered tap water is actually a better choice than bottled water. The reasons for this range from studies that show most bottled waters have been over-filtered and don’t contain the beneficial trace minerals that most municipal water sources provide to the fact that most health experts warn against consuming the ever-popular flavored waters, most of which contain either artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup.
Beyond this, plastic bottles are contributing to pollution from their manufacture, their disposal in landfills, and are now circulating in our oceans and threatening thousands of sea creatures.
The best alternative to the fancy and trendy water choices is to install a filter or use a filter pitcher. Make sure to follow the manufacturers’ instructions for replacing filters – and then drink your water with confidence.