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Sodium In Bottled Water


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    My friend pointed out to me that there was sodium in bottled water and I was so surprised and not just spring water Dasani as well.

Here are a few examples:

Nestle Pure Life Natural Spring Water 500 mL = 7.8 mg sodium

Perrier Carbonated Natural Spring Water 750 mL = 2.3 mg sodium

Dasani Remineralized Water (reverse osmosis) 710 mL = didn't say how much but listed salt as one of it's ingredients, 3rd after water

Naya Natural Spring Water 500 mL = Not a signifigant amount of Sodium

To compare 250 mL of Diet Pepsi has 20 mg sodium.

I just thought this was interesting. Because here most people here are drinking lots of water, for example I try and drink 4 litres of water a day...and I just love Dasani..if I had my choice I'd be drinking Dasani all day...I just can't afford to. I wonder how much salt is in filtered tap water. Does Britta filter out sodium?


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From the Dasani faq (caps thier's):

WHY DOES DASANIā??S NUTRITION FACT PANEL LIST SODIUM AND 0g?

THE PURIFICATION PROCESS USED TO MAKE DASANI REMOVES VIRTUALLY ALL MINERALS AND IMPURITIES FROM THE WATER. BUT IN TASTE TESTS, PEOPLE PREFERRED DASANI WHEN EXTREMELY SMALL AMOUNTS OF MINERALS WERE ADDED. HOW SMALL? SO SMALL THAT THE FDA CONSIDERS THEM ALL, INCLUDING THE SODIUM, TO BE NUTRITIONALLY INSIGNIFICANT.
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Thanks mfchill for the Dasani info!
I <3 dasani water!

The waters that you listed above are not 'just water' they are preformance waters. Sodium helps you hold onto water, so those that have sodium keep you hydrated longer.  Spring water contains minerals and salt is a mineral. The numbers are so low it cannot compair to sodas. I'll stick with my water.
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The waters I listed above are not preformance waters! I have never purchased performaced water in my life since I think they are a waste of money from what I have read!

They are just a random of bottled waters that I had around my home.
Come on! - Perrier Water? - Perfomance Water???

And it was just out of interest because I was surprised that sodium was in WATER!

And I was using soda as a comparison not as a substitution, I am myself staying away from soda pop. Now on my 4th day of not having any pop at all. Only going to have pop as a treat once in a while.

I only posted this out of interest!

I think it's safe to say there's a little sodium in all water...even tap water. I agree that the sodium in the water is nutritionally insignificant. We should all be concerned about the sodium content in our total food intake. 

Perrie is a mineral water, it has minerals in it and sodium is a mineral. Also, Dasani water has so little it is almost as though there is none at all. Most bottled water is not even close to being as clean as water from your tap anyway. A brita filter would filter out some of florid, sodium, iron, and other minerals in your tap water, but not all of it. It is good to have some sodium in your water anyway because it will help you stay hydrated.

The sodium in water is so negligible - you are better off worrying about your food's sodium content and take care of it if it's really important.

really your are better of drinking tap water... its inspected daily for impurieies.. bottles water plants don't have the same regulations and it gets tested less often.

Mineral water is not distilled water, there are minerals in it and it does include sodium, calcium and magnesium.

Tap water is also not distilled water:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1 495189/table/tbl2/

When drinking bottled water you spare yourself the bacterial content - bottled water is supposed to be microbiologically pure. As for the mineral content it's everywhere except in the water used for the radiator of your car, nobody likes mineral deposits inside machinery.

I've always wondered why Dasani has added salt, even more so why is Dasani carried in places like Disneyland, and movie theaters? Dasani is the only choice in those places. You don't see added sodium in a bottle of Arrowhead, which tastes better to me. Why filter out naturally occurring salt to add refined to salt? I know that it is owned by Coke, so it stands to reason if Coke is the sponsor product of a certain place that is what they carry. It does however, make me question if there isn't another underlying reason for the added salt. 

Dasani is just Chicago tap water.

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