As the dog days of summer approach, it’s necessary to keep hydrated in order to help your body function properly. Your blood pumps easier, and your body is able to remove waste more effectively when you drink an adequate amount of liquid.
Unfortunately, too many people turn to soda and sports drinks to quench their thirst. While the occasional indulgence is okay, here are 3 reasons you should choose Adam’s ale instead of sugary drinks.
1) Tap water contains fluoride. It’s true that nearly all naturally occurring water contains some level of fluoride, but in many cities water is fluoridated to the optimal level to fight tooth decay. Choosing tap water in place of bottled water will not only help save the environment (goodbye, plastic!), but it will also give your teeth decay-fighting superpowers.
2) Tap water is sugar-free! Unlike common sports drinks, water contains no cavity-causing sugars. In fact, one 20-ounce bottle of a common sports drink can contain up to 40 grams of added sugar. Save yourself empty calories and avoid tooth troubles by bringing a refillable water bottle on your summer adventures.
3) Tap water is more affordable. If you’re loyal to bottled water, chances are good that you’re spending nearly 300 times more than tap-water aficionados. An estimated $11.8 billion dollars was spent on 9.7 million gallons of bottled water. This puts the price per gallon of bottled water at $1.22, which is in stark contrast to the $.004 cost per gallon of tap water.
Will you make the switch?