I thought you needed electrolytes in water to hydrate. Water alone (filtered bottle water has all minerals removed) doesnt have enough. Wasnt that the reason GatorAide was developed for athletes?
My guess is that food will be the next target of the EU bureaucrats.
This is what happens when you have a legislative body that sells legislation to the highest bidder.
Filtering cannot remove all minerals. The only thing that can do that is distillationand you'd need to do complex fractional distillation to remove contaminants that have lower boiling points than water. Reverse-osmosis filtration can remove between 90 and 99 percent of inorganic minerals, which puts it in second place, but the water from that is not harmful.
filtered bottle water has all minerals removed
Only the solid lumps. Dissolved minerals are still there
“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.
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.
>>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?