Tag Archives: Water

Here’s How Often You Should Wash Your Reusable Water Bottle

It’s just water. Can’t you just refill it when it’s empty? A microbiologist has the answer. New Africa/Shutterstock We don’t generally think of the water in our reusable water bottle as particularly dangerous to our health, but germs thrive in moisture—including airborne microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. And according to microbiologist Miryam Z.… Read More »

This Is What Alkaline Water Really Does to Your Body

Alkaline water is having a moment—but is it really worth the extra money? Here’s what experts have to say about this beverage trend. yanik88/Shutterstock Alkaline water is trending—but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary, or even beneficial, to drink. Health expert Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, MD, explains that alkaline water essentially contains added minerals that raise the pH level… Read More »