I like fun guy's. 8-[
Always been a suspicion of mine.
Sorry to see that I was right!
Maybe it will replace Yogurt as a source for Live Active Cultures.
I seriously agree,
I don't know about chicken but about halfay down it tasts odd realy odd.
I've started drinking bottled water because my dad wanted to *"save money"* this led to an argument. Bottled water is evil .
Dosn't seem to say that it's harmful to most people. In fact, might a little bacteria in one's water actually be good for you?
- Maha (tap or bottle, it's all fine with me) Vailo
Save money? how? Bottled water is the most expensive fluid out there not containing alcohol. (I mean, of those we drink)Originally Posted by mickal555
I heard this story a few years back. Suppose it's common sence. All water contains bacteria. The stuff out of your tap has been treated to kill most of it but there is still some. It's then sent to you via undergound pipes which are nice and cool it reduces growth.
Bottle water even if it comes out of a tap is placed on the shelf without cooling. Hence a nice breeding invoroment.
I like Volvic, but not Evian. Buxton is okay.
Hence, the argument I said i've never herd of a more stupid idea oh dear...Originally Posted by Careless
My father is a civil engineer and works in water/sewer system development and quality analysis......needles to say there has always been on his part a suspicion of this industry due to the unregulated nature of it. People could just about put anythin in a bottle call it natural and send it out the door wether or not it was safe or had been properly processed.
I like Volvic because I prefer the taste. It has nothing to do with it being natural so I'm not a hypocrit. But that point you made was right. Sometimes natural is not as good as artificial. At least with artificial we know what's in it.
I didn't say you were.Originally Posted by Glom
That was all I meant or said.But that point you made was right. Sometimes natural is not as good as artificial. At least with artificial we know what's in it.
I always get my water out of the tap [faucet], it's safer that way; as it has to meet stricter standards? #-o
Haha that reminds me of an episode of 'Only Fools And Horses'. They go into business selling bottled water out of their kitchen tap.Originally Posted by tuffel999
I personaly like my water from the tap it has more of a kick to it here, can get some good ol' lime into ya :wink:
I read an article in the New York Times Science Times a while back that said some people who always drink bottled water (or have water softeners) have rare illnesses caused by lack of trace elements which you usually get through the minerals in tap/well water.
I've heard it happens with distilled water, but never from bottled.Originally Posted by Harvestar
The vast majority of water softeners do NOT remove trace elements. Tho I think paying for bottled water is ridiculous, and I have real concerns about the safety of most bottled waters, they probably contain the same trace elements as water from any other source.
The helth risk is how they are stored and also would you believe how you drink them.Originally Posted by Sammy
If the warehouse or where ever they are stored has a pest problem then the lids can easily be infected and when you take the top off you infect the rim of the bottle, you then drink it and in some cases you end up with projectile vomiting and worse.
But then again your at risk from sharing a drink with someone, haha im gonna get nailed by that one soon
well on this point I have to stand up for the bottled waters. As far as I can tell they do not remove anything that the tap water companies don't. In fact they either use the same water (tap) or they process it less hence the bacteria.Originally Posted by Harvestar
Maybe there is something in the fact that the water has time to settle to the bottome of the bottle and the elements are missed that way.....
Still prefer London water though. It's urban legand that the tap water in london as passed through 8 people before it gets to you!
I don't suppose I could make the hormesis case, could I?
I get my bottled water for free direct from the source. Of course, being totally natural untreated well water it does have some bacteria present so it's always best to sterilise it with a decent measure of malt before consuming.
Mmmmmmm........beer..............mmmmmmmmmOriginally Posted by frogesque
Nooooo! Scotch ..... slurrrp. Ahhh...!
Edit: Single Malt for the purists out there.
Pfft! just drop the water and go straight to some good old JD!
JD, that imposter!!! Ach the noo, thet's feghtin' talk ya scunner that ye'ar.
Spent a few years working in N.Ireland and visited Bushmills (via an excusion to the Giant's Causeway). With sufficient exposure I could definitely get used to it!No....this...drools....
Only problem for me is getting it a decent price in my area of the states....unfortunately the trifecta of Beam, Walker, and Daniels rule the south coloured liqours.Originally Posted by frogesque
For home drinking, I'd agree. However, if I'm out and about and want a drink of water, I don't begrudge paying money for it. Coca-Cola and so on probably doesn't cost that much to produce anyway, and bottled water's packaging and transportation costs are obviously going to be the same.Originally Posted by Sammy