Use glass over plastic water bottles!
The obvious way you increase your water intake is through water bottles. However not all water bottles are made equal. The most commonly used ones are glass and plastic bottles.
Drinking water throughout the day is essential. Water maintains the balance in your body fluids. Water is needed in many processes such as digestion, the creation of saliva, maintenance of body temperature and more.
What’s the deal with plastic bottles?
Plastic bottles are cheap and simple. Plastic leaches into water bottles especially when you expose plastic bottles to regular UV radiation from the sun or microwaves.
The outer layers of plastic can break down and can release potentially harmful chemicals into your water.
Additionally, there is a harmful chemical in plastic you know as BPA (bisphenol A). BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles.
BAD for your health. BPA is linked to health issues such as weight gain, cancer, insomnia, arthritis, heart disease and much more.
You see a lot of BPA-phthalate free labeling. However, seeing these labels on a product is good but that doesn’t mean it is “non-toxic.” Because most manufacturers are not making sure the new chemicals they are choosing are any healthier than BPA and phalates. One of the chemicals being used, bisphenol-S (BPS), is now proven to be more toxic than BPA. That’s just another reason why it is just better to avoid plastic altogether and choose healthier alternatives like glass, aluminum etc.
Plastic water bottles are bad for the environment. It’s been said that in the future there will be more pieces of plastic in the ocean than fish.
Finally, refilling plastic bottles could expose you to potentially harmful bacteria.
Unlike glass or steel bottles, both reusable and disposable plastic bottles break down from regular use. Even teeny cracks can invite bacteria, cold, and flu-causing bacteria.
Glass bottles better in every way.
Glass bottles are natural. They don’t have the health risks that plastic bottles do. Glass bottles are 100% recyclable and aren’t bad for the environment.
out of glass bottles keeps the watercooler and keeps the fresh taste of water, without an after taste like plastic bottles. They are also dishwasher safe.
Glass is chemical free, doesn’t contain phthalate, PVC, or polycarbonate, so nothing can leach into your water from a glass bottle.
You can safely refill your glass bottle as much as you want without thinking that you contaminate your water.
If you are concerned in switching to glass bottles because it can break, you can try the new age silicon wraps around glass bottles.