Skip to comments.EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
Posted on 11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by mkmensinger
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It wasn’t dehydration that caused your skips. It was caffeine
“filtered bottle water has all minerals removed”
Most RO filtered or de-ionized water tastes horrible. The bottled water companies put in magnesium, sodium, and potassium salts (chlorides mostly) for flavor. Some more than others, Daisani puts in a bunch.* These provide about as much electrolyte as regular tapwater.
*this also means that you can ship a barrel of the salts to any location, purify local water, then make it your brand of bottled water without having to ship water all over.
Yep. Water has its own Material Safety Data Sheet, too.
This conclusion by EU officials is entirely sensible—within the nonsensical world of relativism.
MSDS Number: W0600
It is true.
That's why God created beer.
Di-hydrogen oxide should be banned because it can stop breathing if it surrounds a person.
Brawndo has electrolytes
Its in our lakes, rivers and drinking water! This is a national emergency!
They also have to ban the promotion that breathing can oxygenate the body.
I’m so glad they worried about this instead of less important things like the EU collapsing under the burden of socialist bureaucratic nonsense like this
From the MSDS:
“LD50 Oral Rat: >90 ml/Kg”
Whoa, that some dangerous stuff!
v. hy·drat·ed, hy·drat·ing, hy·drates
1. To rehydrate.
2. To supply water to (a person, for example) in order to restore or maintain fluid balance: “Cold water is the fastest and safest way to hydrate an ordinary athlete” (Jane E. Brody).
I guess we’ll have to redo the dictionaries, too. Or they pay a fine for including the definition.
Well said Olog-hai. Without water you would die from your own filth not being flushed out. Mainly via the kidneys.
If the EU was trying to point out that different brands of bottled water were no better and/or beneficial than tap water then an advisory is all you need, not another freaking law of course unless you need to collect fines to keep the bureaucracy running.
Of course pizza is now a vegetable here in the US so I don’t see much difference between us and them.
That was my first thought as well.
Overtaxed Prescription water anyone?
Water does not cure a lack of water? I’ll remember that next time I’m hiking across the Sahara. Glad the EU straightened that out for me.
How many years did they study it?
It’s falling out of clouds, and running down drains!
Next they plan to arrive at a concensus about the colour of s*&te.
3! 3 YEARS. 3 years, I am sure of intense study that cost many thousands of Euros to decide that water and hydration do not mix.
“It wasnt dehydration that caused your skips. It was caffeine”
Just coffee & no water=skips.
Coffee PLUS plain water=no skips.
I was dehydrated. Caffeine causes dehydration.
I was a soldier for 10 years, I did many very physically demanding things both domestic and overseas,that far surpass what most athletes would have to endure, and I can say with absolute certainty that water is fine.
They only claim otherwise to sell drinks, it’s just marketing.
Ever looked at the ingredients of gatorade? It doesn’t really have electrolytes in it ... not enough realy, all it has is sodium, if electrolytes = sodium only then ya, Gatorade is fine.
Let’s see this guy go without water for a week then ...
That hydrogen dioxide is a real killer !
I wonder how one cleans up a water spill. Using water? ;-0
Can we...can we still use it in agriculture? There are cubic metric tons of it coming down out of those grey puffy things up in the sky there, and I want to make sure it’s not ruining our grape vines.
>>And I thought our bureaucrats were morons.<<
>>Wasnt that the reason GatorAide was developed for athletes?<<
Perhaps, but the looney lawmakers placing a two year prison penalty for claiming water hydrates? Really? I mean seriously?
I know, it’s crazy but I actually have seen articles in the past concerning water requirements in which some claimed that a person could get the necessary water just from food. Personally I don’t believe it unless “food” includes some very thin soup. Also it depends on environment. I know one young man who majored in archeology and he talked of working on a dig in the summertime where he consumed FIVE GALLONS of water during the day and claimed that he did not urinate until he got home after work and spent some time in his air conditioned room. He said that during the day he would sweat out more water than he could consume.
interesting, thx for the info
glad it sounds like you are doing better?
ok, so people had better make sure they don’t try to live on coffee only ;^)
The EU house is on fire and they want to ban water.
Water does not cause hydration.
Debt and welfare state does not cause economic collapse.
EU has it all figured out. /s/
Yeah, it is dumb. But then I’ve never looked at any bottle water ingredients to see what the claim is. Every consumable I think has to have an ingredients label.
It has potassium too I think which is very important. You do heavy activities like biking and hiking you’re depleting electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Actually electrolytes are ions in the water.
Well I can’t argue your experience. I do know that when you sweat heavily you’re loosing potassium and sodium which is essential for your health. Anyway, just saying. I think I may have gone overboard on this discussion since I was coming from an EMT position and am used to hydration IV packs.
What's even scarier-er is the ingredients that are added to consumables. Can't even have a candy bar or soft drink without monosodium this or phosphate that, hydrogenated this and sorgum that.
I just want some sugar, just sugar will ya... :)
Wow. Just Wow.
Stupid people with power.
I was remembering this dental story about how dentists were complaining their patients teeth were not as healthy as they should be because people were drinking bottled water where minerals were removed or something to that effect. I probably have gone a bit overboard since I’m coming from an EMT position where we carry hydration IV packs.
When I was a kid my mom would get mad at me for hitting the brown sugar box in the pantry. I would put brown sugar on just about anything or eat it out of the box.
You say that like it's funny.
The comments on the Telegraph site are pretty funny. Especially since they’re coming from a bunch of HATEFUL HYDRATION DENIERS!!
This has been identified as the principal failure of that sort of confederation which has never been tried again in the known universe.
We don’t need inorganic minerals? Are you sure that’s right?
Not using dihydrogen monoxide causes a horrible death from diaphoresis. This suggests many OWS folks have a limited time to live before diaphoresis will kill them and all folks near them dead. Be careful, diaphoresis is a killah!
Government by definition is the running of an enormously complex system that directly affects men, women and children by total incompetents.