Dangers of Bottled Water

There are two issues in the bottled water debate. One, is it better than tap water ? The second issue concerns the bottle itself. Let's discuss the health issue first.

Many people believe that packaged water is simply proof that with enough advertising you can get people to buy anything. As late as the 1970's if you asked anyone would they buy bottled water, they would have just laughed. Nowadays consumers are spending over 100 billion dollars a year on bottled water. Americans drink more than 30 billion gallons of bottled water a year. They drink more bottled water than they do coffee, milk and beer combined.

What is Vitamin C ?

The terms "vitamin C" and "ascorbic acid" refer to one of the many non-minerals, micro-nutrients which are essential to the health and well being of the human body.

Every vitamin is essential for the proper functioning of your body, and vitamin C is considered one of the most important. It helps prevent the onset of innumerable diseases and strengthens the immune system. This vitamin may be taken with or without food and is found in many different juices as well as supplements. It can be found in broccoli, peppers, oranges, lemon juice, mustard greens, cauliflower, papaya, and parsley. Since the overwhelming majority of species of animals and plants synthesize their own vitamin c, some, but not all animal products are sources of this vitamin. Vitamin C is most present in the liver and least present in the muscles of animals. In western societies, where muscles comprise the majority of meat consumed, animal products are not a reliable source of the vitamin. Vitamin C is also known to chemically decompose under certain conditions during cooking.