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Is tonic water safe to drink?

Is tonic water safe to drink?

Yes: Tonic water used to have quinine in it because quinine was used to help fight malaria. Now, in the us, tonic water has quinine flavoring but no real quinine. If you come across indian tonic water (which is sold in the india and the uk and is sometimes imported into the us), it is still made with quinine. Quinine has been associated with some kidney and heart problems in high doses. ...Read more

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Is gin and (diet) tonic water healthy?

Is gin and (diet) tonic water healthy?

Not particulately: Healthy. The gin has empty calories and the tonic water has carbonation which can damage your teeth. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read more

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Soda water or tonic water for upset stomache?

Soda water or tonic water for upset stomache?

Slightly flattened : Ginger ale. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more

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Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Is drinking flavored water or sparklibg water the same as drinking water?

Yes and No: As far as providing fluid to the body both are same. Flavored water may have sugars or substitutes that may provide more calories or adverse effects. ...Read more

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Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn?  Distilled?  Filtered?  Boiled tap?  Regular tap?  Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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Can i drink tonic water during pregnancy?

Can i drink tonic water during pregnancy?

Best to avoid it: There is some controversy whether it is safe to consume beverages which contain quinine, such as tonic water. The safest thing to do is avoid it. Consider substituting club soda. ...Read more

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Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more

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Does drinking water with table salt prevents hyponatremia during severe vomitting?

Does drinking water with table salt prevents hyponatremia during severe vomitting?

Hyponatremia is: very uncommon with just an episode of vomiting unless it is very prolonged, and by then most people would have sought medical attention. Heavily salted water can lead to further GI problems and further dehydration. Gatorade, pedilyte and similar preparations are safer and more effective, ...Read more

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Would chugging a 16.9 oz. water bottle in about 40 seconds lead to water intoxication?

Would chugging a 16.9 oz. water bottle in about 40 seconds lead to water intoxication?

No: It would take a larger amount of water to lead to significant electrolyte abnormalities. It would depend on your size and your present state of hydration and gain how quickly you drink excessive amounts of water and we are talking liters. Most people can eliminate 1/2 liter of water an hour. So the amount would have to be much higher then that ...Read more

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Is tap water safe?

If tested: Generally itis safe in most modern cities but if from well water or a 3rd world country it can be risky. ...Read more

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Does drinking warm water aid in weight loss?

Does drinking warm water aid in weight loss?

Drinking Water: Drinking water is healthy all together and if you drink water instead of sodas or sugary drinks then yes it can help you lose weight. I wish you luck in your weigh loss journey! ...Read more

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Will drinking 2 quarts of water cause water intoxication?

No it will not: As long as your kidneys are functioning normally, it is not going to cause water intoxication in adults. ...Read more