rehta wrote:I'm pregnant and 99% of the liquid I drink is plain water. Even before this pregnancy it was probably at least 80%. With the rest being milk and juice and a very occasional Sprite. I would be drinking milk now except that pregnancy makes me lactose sensitive.
There are those of us that do not fill our bodies with crap drinks and do drink mostly water.
So just because the media states what consumer trends are, doesn't mean the research/data is completely accurate and really reflects what people are actually doing. People DO drink tap water and unless they survey 100% of the people, they aren't going to see that in their data.
I am proud that you are drinking your daily water. But, and a big BUT, American's don't drink mainly water for various reason. #1 being Americans are addicted to having too many choices. I drink a lot of iced tea with NO SUGAR, but I would be lying if I said I mainly drink just water. Various research clearly shows that Americans are addicited to additives. Blame marketing, our culture, or the government, research says we just don't drink mainly water. Research also shows the average person lies about 4 times a day, from the little white lie, I drink mainly water, or amount of sex partners, or to cheating on their spouse. We tend to answer questions based on personal preference or how others perceive us. Even in blind studies, were no body would know it is you, studies show you answer based on what you think is culturally right. Right now, our culture is at war with marketing and personal freedom. To be politically correct is more important than being an individual. George Orwell, 1984 and Animal Farm, is more relevant than ever. I know, this is a stupid poll on WOOT, to fill some space. I reading way too much, but I am bored at work and finally had it with all the PC crap. BE HONEST. Most American's don't just drink mainly water. IT is just a LIE! And kidney stones are more hereditary than caused by other causes. If you have a family history of kidney stones, drink more water, but if your immediate family has no history, the studies show you have a low risk of ever getting kidney stones. A close friend is a health nut. He works out daily, avoids caffeine, vegan, and basically lives, IMHO, a boring life. But has a history of kidney stones. Why, his family history of stones. Me, I eat meat daily, drink 4 diet cokes a day, 2 large coffees, milk, rarely work out, and never had even heartburn. Why, NO HISTORY, in my family ever. Not say it won't happen with this diet, but just saying. many smokers live to be 90 and never get cancer, while other's die at 30. Life is just a crap shoot and genetics play a bigger role in your life than anything. Again, SLOW day at work, so bring it on. I have nothing to do but google studies and enjoy my diet wild cherry Pepsi. LOL