As 2020 comes to an end and we look towards the new year, you might be thinking of new ways to stay healthy and hydrated into 2021. We all know we should probably drink more water. But for those of us who find tap water a little sad, adding a touch of sparkle will make those recommended eight glasses a day much more palatable. So whether you call it sparkling water, soda water, club soda, fizzy water or as the American call it, seltzer water, it’s all good for you! We take a look at the many benefits of sparkling water and why you should consider adding it to your list of refreshments during your working day.
While we understand it’s tempting to reach for a can of fizzy drink to quench your thirst, sparkling water is by far a more healthy choice. With zero calories, no caffeine or sugar, it’s better for you than your favourite sugar-filled soda. Sparkling water has been found to be 100 times less harmful to your teeth than other fizzy drinks. And it’s even purported to help people lose weight.
It’s thought that sparkling water may enhance digestion as studies suggest it can improve swallowing ability and reduce constipation. Keeping yourself hydrated can also help to give your immune system an extra boost during flu season. So with the spread of COVID, it’s never been more important to drink up!
Many sparkling water brands come in single-use plastic bottles which are contributing to the pollution of our environment. In the UK alone, 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day and only a little over half of these are recycled. Around 16 million plastic bottles are dumped in landfill, burnt or find their way into oceans causing irreversible damage.
Thankfully though, people are becoming increasingly environmentally aware. And this is reflected in the boost of reusable water bottle sales. Only last month, Ikea reported a 55% growth in the UK sales of its reusable water bottles, with John Lewis reporting a similar spike in the popularity of its products. So if you and your team prefer sparkling water, you should consider FreshGround’s range of office water dispensers that dispense cool or ambient sparkling water at the touch of a button. Perfect for your workplace, our eco-friendly taps will enable your team to fill up reusable bottles or glasses and keep themselves healthy and hydrated without damaging the environment.
The entire market for bottled water in the UK was worth a staggering £1.6 billion in 2019. The total consumption of bottled water in the UK was around three billion litres in 2018 – which is the equivalent of approximately 1,200 Olympic swimming pools!
Many people believe that bottled water is better than tap water. But by using a FreshGround under-counter water tap, unlike ordinary tap water, our systems have filtration already built-in. This means that your water is deliciously clean and filtered and tastes better.
The average price of a 1-litre bottle of water here in the UK is around 65p. So by switching this to filtered tap water, you’ll be making considerable costs savings over a year – something we all need after the year we’ve had!
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Sparkling water is a great alternative to still water and will be sure to add a little fizz to your working day. Even the slightest bit of dehydration can impact your concentration and mood and overall wellbeing. So next time you reach for a can of fizzy drink, head to the water tap and enjoy a glass of sparkling instead. Your body will thank you for it!
For information about our range of sleek and stylishly designed sparkling water dispensers for your workspace, please get in touch with our team. If you enjoyed this post, you might also be interested in checking out our ‘Water Quality – What is it and Why is it so Important?’ blog.