If you don't keep your defenses strong, a little bug could kill you.
I drink water from taps, fountains, parks, campgrounds, the water tank, bicycle water bottles, hydration packs and the occasional stream or spring.
Less is not always more or best -
"The drinking of purified water as a replacement of drinking water has been both advocated and discouraged for health reasons. Purified water lacks minerals and ions such as calcium that play key roles in biological functions such as in nervous system homeostasis, and are normally found in potable water. The lack of naturally-occurring minerals in distilled water has raised some concerns. The Journal of General Internal Medicine published a study on the mineral contents of different waters available in the US. The study found that "drinking water sources available to North Americans may contain high levels of calcium, magnesium, and sodium and may provide clinically important portions of the recommended dietary intake of these minerals". It encouraged people to "check the mineral content of their drinking water, whether tap or bottled, and choose water most appropriate for their needs". Since distilled water is devoid of minerals, supplemental mineral intake through diet is needed to maintain proper health.
The consumption of "hard" water (water with minerals) is associated with beneficial cardiovascular effects. As noted in the American Journal of Epidemiology, consumption of hard drinking water is negatively correlated with atherosclerotic heart disease."
At our very large job site, there are about 1400 to 2400 people that share a lunch tent. People cough, sneeze, hack, show up sick because they can't afford a day off, pick their noses, share tables and chairs, etc.
As gross as it is, I usually get sick just once a year.
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