If you’ve meandered down the bottled water aisle during the last few years, you’ve likely noticed the surge in alkaline water.
Even Smartwater has hopped on the bandwagon. But other than hydration, what can you expect from sipping on this pH-enhanced beverage?
For most people, electrolytes are a non-issue. “There’s no need to consume extra electrolytes until you’ve been doing intense exercise for more than an hour,” says Sam Cheuvront, a physiologist at the U.S. Army Research Institute or Environmental Medicine.
What if you exercise long enough to be drenched in sweat?
The bottled water aisle isn’t what it used to be. Companies make it sound like drinking ordinary water would leave you weak, exhausted, and dehydrated. Here are some of the top trends in fancy (and pricey) waters.
Lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint, Michigan shocked the nation, is likely to lower the IQs of thousands of the city’s children, and will cost taxpayers nationwide hundreds of millions of dollars. But our problems with drinking water aren’t limited to lead or to Flint. What should you be paying attention to in the water where you live?