It is estimated that on average a man needs 3.7 liters of water a day, and a woman needs around 2.7 liters. This is to ensure a healthy life. Medical research has also proven that a human being can only survive three days without water. Therefore, water truly is life. Not only is it important to drink water every day but it is also important to choose the right water.
Is Dasani Water bad for you?
Since it came, onto the market in 1991 Coca-Cola has had to fight many battles to prove that it’s water, labelled under the name Dasani, is in fact safe to drink. It has been claimed that since Dasani water is not actually mineral water but is actually purified tap water the additives that are added to clean the water is harmful to humans. One of these additives is p0otassium chloride.
The controversy comes from the fact that potassium chloride is injected into prison inmates during the administration of the death penalty. And therefore, it was thought that Dasani cannot possibly be good to drink. However, Karen Mancl, Professor of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the Ohio State University has the following to say: “Not onl is potassium chloride common, it’s also an essential nutrient for the body.
What is perhaps the most important to realize it that potassium and chloride is added to practically all bottled water and that it poses no risk. The levels that are found in bottled water is simply not comparable to the amount that is used for the lethal injection.
Why do people not like Dasani water?
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the water brand and in fact many conspiracy theories have been thrown around over the years. And with the explosion of social media these conspiracy theories have gone viral and have blown the entire thing out of proportion. Several influencers have posted their own, very misinformed, and unproven, opinions with regards to the detrimental effects of drinking Dasani water. This has led to a lot of people having their suspicions about the bottled water brands. It is important to remember that there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims though.
Another factor which seems to lead to the general dislike of the water is simply the taste of it. Due to the fact that this is a tap water that is purified there are certain additives. And it seems that the additives give the water a taste that has proven to be quite unpopular.
What is in Dasani Water?
Perhaps the most important question to ask is what is actually in the Dasani bottled water. With knowledge comes power and it is only by fully understanding what these additives are that you can make an informed decision on whether to drink the water or not.
Dasani water contains four main ingredients: tap water, magnesium sulphate, potassium chloride and salt. The water is purified and after this process these ingredients are added back into the water. Here is where the misunderstanding is though. These ingredients occur is all water and it should be noted that the amounts that are found in bottled water are of such a small percentage that they truly do not pose a harm to those that consumer the water brand.
On a side not it also worth mentioning that these ingredients can be found in almost all bottled water brands and do not only occur in Dasani.