Answer to subscriber's question
by aajonus vonderplanitz, phd nutrition
Gerolsteiner recently switched to using plastic bottles in my area. It used to be my favorite water for the occasional drink, but does not seem to taste the same in plastic containers. In light of Bisphenol A research, do you recommend avoiding all plastic water containers and switching brands?
I suggest that people do NOT drink much water and never from plastic bottles. Water is a solvent and leaches toxins from plastic. You taste plastic, as I do, because there is plastic in water that is bottled in plastic. Our taste buds are alive and well enough to taste it.
Gerolsteiner has stopped exporting water to USA in glass. It is still exporting water to other countries in glass. Maybe that German company does not like Americans.
I have not consumed any bottled water in 3 weeks. In the week preceding, I drank ½ cup of bottled Naturally Sparkling Apollinaris water. Presently, if I were to sip a little water, it would be Apollinaris. Others are San Faustino, San Pellegrino and Perrier.
Your mention of plastic coincides with my next newsletter in which I will discuss plastics and their effects on us.